Mining for Data: Assessing the Use of Online Research

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Provided by: University of Toronto
Topic: Data Management
Format: PDF
In this paper, the authors provide evidence on the way that people use research resources posted on websites. Although the Internet is now 'The' main point of access to research findings, little is known about how it is used to this end. The paper reported here has gradually developed some analytical tools for this purpose. They use data from Google Analytics and from a survey of website visitors to describe some of the patterns in the ways that people interact with these resources.
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