Druin Questions

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Questions about "Children's Roles using Keyword Search Interfaces at Home" by Druin, Hutchinson, Foss, Golub, and Hatley

  1. Why doesn't previous research completely address how children search?
  2. Why did the authors design a qualitative (rather than quantitative) study?
  3. What forms of data did the researchers collect?
  4. How did the researchers ensure that the collected data was not biased by researchers?
  5. What is the purpose of defining "roles"?
  6. What was most surprising to you about the 7 described roles?
  7. What are some possible directions for improving search interfaces based on this work?