geoscience.net logo
+ Resolve Article
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter

+ Translate
+ Subscribe to Site Feed
GeoScience Most Shared ContentMost Shared Content

Googling in anatomy education: Can google trends inform educators of national online search patterns of anatomical syllabi?


, : Googling in anatomy education: Can google trends inform educators of national online search patterns of anatomical syllabi?. Anatomical Sciences Education (): -

NlmCategory="UNASSIGNED">The role of e-learning platforms in anatomy education continues to expand as self-directed learning is promoted in higher education. Although a wide range of e-learning resources are available, determining student use of non-academic internet resources requires novel approaches. One such approach that may be useful is the Google Trends© web application. To determine the feasibility of Google Trends to gain insights into anatomy-related online searches, Google Trends data from the United States from January 2010 to December 2015 were analyzed. Data collected were based on the recurrence of keywords related to head and neck anatomy generated from the American Association of Clinical Anatomists and the Anatomical Society suggested anatomy syllabi. Relative search volume (RSV) data were analyzed for seasonal periodicity and their overall temporal trends. Following exclusions due to insufficient search volume data, 29 out of 36 search terms were analyzed. Significant seasonal patterns occurred in 23 search terms. Thirty-nine seasonal peaks were identified, mainly in October and April, coinciding with teaching periods in anatomy curricula. A positive correlation of RSV with time over the 6-year study period occurred in 25 out of 29 search terms. These data demonstrate how Google Trends may offer insights into the nature and timing of online search patterns of anatomical syllabi and may potentially inform the development and timing of targeted online supports to ensure that students of anatomy have the opportunity to engage with online content that is both accurate and fit for purpose. Anat Sci Educ. © 2016 American Association of Anatomists.

US$19.90

PMID: 27547967

DOI: 10.1002/ase.1641


Other references

Martini, E., 1945: Aus der Epidemiologie der Schlafkrankheit und Nagana. Three subgenera of Glossina are recognized: Nemorhina (incl. G. palpalis), Austenina and Glossina s.s. (incl. G. morsitans). Nemorhina and Austenina are mainly West and N. African subgenera; subgen. Glossina lives mainly in the East. The W. Africa...

Kobayashi, Makito, 2000: Sexual plasticity of behavior and gonadotropin secretion in goldfish, Crassius auratus and gynogenetic crucian carp, Carassius auratus langsdorfii. Journal of Reproduction & Development 46(Supplement): 49-50, March

Mejía, Y.; Galeano, J.C., 2009: Corneal topographer based on the Hartmann test. The purpose of this article is to show the performance of a topographer based on the Hartmann test for convex surfaces of F/# approximately 1. This topographer, called "Hartmann Test topographer (HT topographer)," is a prototype develope...

Adams, P.B.; Springer, J.K., 1977: Time of infection of fall-planted onions by Sclerotium cepivorum. Infection of autumn-planted onions in southern NJ began in Oct. and increased to 25% by Dec. By Jan. there were only 4% infected plants, increasing to 40% in Apr. Over 2 yr the plant stand decreased from 100% in Sept.-Oct. to c. 65% in Dec. and wa...

Ray, P.; Girach, J.; Sanghrajka, A.Pradip., 2016: Ewing's sarcoma of the pelvis: an unusual, but not to be missed, cause of an irritable hip. A 15-year-old girl presented with a 2-month history of non-specific right hip pain associated with pain in the back, right flank and foot. Her symptoms deteriorated, interfering with weight-bearing. Following admission, she was found to be febrile...

Frings, C.S., 1996: Develop powerful leadership skills. Mlo: Medical Laboratory Observer 28(7): 64-6, 68

Fahle, M.; Albrecht, J.; Buelthoff, H.; Braun, D., 1994: Do female brains perform faster than males?. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 20(1-2): 319

Amano K.; Fukushima T.; Nakasugi O., 1992: Diffusive exchange of linear alkylbenzenesulfonates las between overlying water and bottom sediment. Hydrobiologia 235-236: 491-499

Kitaeva, M.V.; Melik-Nubarov, N.S.; Menger, F.M.; Yaroslavov, A.A., 2004: Doxorubicin-poly(acrylic acid) complexes: interaction with liposomes. Complexation of antitumor drug, doxorubicin (DOX), with poly(acrylic acid) (PAA) in buffer solutions was examined. The DOX-to-PAA binding was governed by electrostatic and stacking interactions resulting in a complex of characteristic composition...

Ban, T.A., 1978: The treatment of depressed geriatric patients. Biological changes more frequently associated with late onset depressions, such as cerebral arteriosclerosis, increased urinary MHPG concentrations, decreased gonadal functions, and increased MAO activity were reviewed and the therapeutic implicat...