Internet Search and Navigation Strategies Used by Experts and Beginners

Carles Monereo i Font, Marta Fuentes, Sònia Sànchez Busqués


This paper presents three pilot studies whose purpose was to analyse the way different users (experts and beginners) go about searching for specific information, both on the Internet in general and in a thematic web site in particular. It discusses the role of prior knowledge in achieving the search objectives, and highlights the differences in task completion due to the use of approaches of varying levels of strategic development.

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