The negative effects of ‘too accurate’ recommendation results: A pilot study of the effects of search engine overuse on chinese students

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Conference Proceeding

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Googling, sharing, recommending and assembling knowledge pieces have become ubiquitous in social learning environments. However, there are a number of well-documented research efforts indicating the disadvantages of over-relying on the internet especially during students’ academic studies. While the majority of these research focuses on the overuse of social media, we are interested in the effects of the overuse of the search engine since googling information been synonym with problem-solving for students. And searched results have long been regarded as recommendation. In this paper, we describe our pilot study to examine the extended effects of search engine overuse as well as the perceived information quality. Mixed results were obtained, although most of the preliminary results are mostly consistent with our speculations in the over-use of search engine on students’ academic studies.

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Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

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