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

Time Frame

2015-Present

Total Funding to Date

$65,000.00

Investigator

  • Michael Twidale

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.

Personnel

  • PI: Max Wilson, University of Nottingham

Funding Agencies

  • Google – $65,000.00