Collaborative Information Seeking Lab Experiments Dataset

Published: 27 January 2017| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/r8z8y85syb.1


The dataset being shared from a set of lab experiments conducted by Chirag Shah and Roberto Gonzalez-Ibanez at Rutgers University in 2010-2011. It contains interaction logs (queries, page visits, relevance judgments, and snippets collected) by a total of 160 participants (students) in 80 teams, with each team working on an exploratory search task for about 30 minutes in a controlled lab setting. A reasonable care has been taken to clean up the data and remove any identifying information about the participants, but anyone using this data should assume it to be their responsibility to do due diligence regarding this. Any publications and presentations resulting from the usage of this data must cite and/or acknowledge this data. It took months to design the study and the tools used for the experiments, and several more months to collect the data.



Internet Search, Collaborative Work, Information Seeking Behavior