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Mobile search behaviors: an in-depth analysis based on contexts, APPs, and devices.

Cleverley, Paul H.

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Paul H. Cleverley



Abstract

This review looks at a book that aims to provide further understanding of search behaviour on mobile devices, as people act through not only web browsers, but also specialist mobile apps, transition between those apps and also transition across devices. According to the authors the book addresses a number of perceived gaps in the mobile search behaviour literature. These include understanding mobile search behaviours from the perspective of user sessions, with tendencies for the current literature to focus on analysing patterns as a whole in large aggregated search logs of single search engines, rather than by individual sessions and multiple apps. The book also premises the increased importance of specialist search apps over and above traditional web browsers.

Journal Article Type Book Review
Journal Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
Print ISSN 0961-0006
Electronic ISSN 1741-6477
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Item Discussed WU, D. and LIANG, S. 2018. Mobile search behaviors: an in-depth analysis based on contexts, APPS, and devices. Synthesis lectures on information concepts, retrieval and services. San Rafael, CA: Morgan and Claypool. ISBN 9781681733005
Institution Citation CLEVERLEY, P.H. 2019. Mobile search behaviors: an in-depth analysis based on contexts, APPs, and devices. Journal of librarianship and information science [online], OnlineFirst. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000618796027
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000618796027
Keywords Search behaviour; Mobile devices; Methodology; Information retrieval

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