Relevance criteria for health information on a health discussion forum: An analysis of user eye movements

Pian, W., Khoo, C.S.G., & Chang, Y.K. (2016). The criteria people use in relevance decisions on health information: An analysis of user eye movements when browsing a health discussion forum. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 18(6):e136. (Available at: http://www.jmir.org/2016/6/e136/) Abstract Background: People are increasingly accessing health-related social media sites, such as health discussion forums, to post and read user-generated health information. It is important to know what criteria people use when deciding the relevance of information found on health social media websites, in different situations. Objective: The study attempted to identify the relevance criteria that people use when browsing a health discussion forum, in 3 types of use contexts: when seeking information for their own health issue, when seeking for other people’s health issue, and when browsing without a particular health issue in mind. Method: A total of 58 study participants were self-assigned to 1 of the 3 information...
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Symposium on Academic Writing, Reading & Thinking

Symposium on Teaching & Research on Academic Writing, Reading & Thinking Date of event: Fri, 29th Sep. 2017 Venue: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Organisers: Dr Chris Khoo & Dr Sujata Kathpalia, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore For more information: see blog page, or Facebook event . Description: Academic writing encompasses all the types of discursive writing that undergraduate and graduate students engage in to satisfy academic requirements at tertiary education institutions. It includes writing essays, literature surveys, research reports and theses. Academic writing also covers writing of research and scholarly papers for journal and conference publications by faculty and PhD students. Academic writing is difficult for students to learn and do well, and difficult for teachers to teach. Thinking is inseparably intertwined with writing. Not only do different subtypes of academic writing require different kinds of thinking, the different sections of a research report require different kinds of thinking and writing...
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WKWSCI Sentiment Lexicon v1.1 available for download

A general-purpose English sentiment lexicon called WKWSCI Sentiment Lexicon v1.1 (named after the authors’ school Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information) is available for download. The lexicon is based on the 12dicts common American English word lists compiled by Alan Beale from twelve source dictionaries. The lexicon contains 29,729 words tagged with 4 parts-of-speech: adjective, adverb, noun, and verb. The lexicon comprises 3,187 positive words, 7,247 negative words and 19,295 neutral words. WKWSCI Sentiment Lexicon v1.0 was described and compared with five existing lexicons in the paper “Lexicon-Based Sentiment Analysis: Comparative Evaluation of Six Sentiment Lexicons“. Version 1.1 includes some improvements resulting from the reported study....
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