Understanding Search Literacy and Search Skills Adoption: How People Solve Technical Problems via Search

TIME FRAME
2015 – present
TOTAL FUNDING TO DATE
$65,000

Despite the ubiquity of search in many people’s daily lives, a lack of search literacy can make it difficult to find solutions to technical problems, such as completing software-based tasks like troubleshooting program installations. iSchool Professor Michael Twidale and Assistant Professor Max Wilson of the University of Nottingham have received funding from Google for a project that aims to develop an understanding of search literacy, and to recommend best practices for teaching technical search literacy and creating tools in support of this kind of search.

Understanding Search Literacy and Search Skills Adoption: How People Solve Technical Problems via Search

Personnel

Understanding Search Literacy and Search Skills Adoption: How People Solve Technical Problems via Search
Michael Twidale
Principal Investigator (PI)


PI: Max Wilson, University of Nottingham

Funding Agencies

Google — $65,000

Research Areas

Information Literacy, Information Practices and Behaviors, Information Retrieval