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Live Web Search Experiments for the Rest of Us

Jones, Timothy; Hawking, David; Sankaranarayana, Ramesh S


There are significant barriers to academic research into user Web search preferences. Academic researchers are unable to manipulate the results shown by a major search engine to users and would have no access to the interaction data collected by the engine. Our initial approach to overcoming this was to ask participants to submit queries to an experimental search engine rather than their usual search tool. Over several different experiments we found that initial user buy-in was high but that...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Conference paper
Source: E-Proceedings of the 19th International World Wide Web Conference & the 3rd Workshop on Information Credibility
DOI: 10.1145/1772690.1772898


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