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Table 6 Tabulation of answers and mode scores from user survey (n = 18)

From: SLIM: an alternative Web interface for MEDLINE/PubMed searches – a preliminary study

  Statements Answers/Total Respondents Mode Score
   1 SD 2 D 3 N 4 A 5 SA  
1 The new interface with slider controls is more user-friendly than traditional search interfaces. 1/18 3/18 4/18 7/18 3/18 4
2 The Web-based application is stable. 0/18 0/18 5/18 9/18 4/18 4
3 The speed of search and results display is acceptable. 0/18 0/18 1/18 8/18 9/18 5
4 The new interface is easy-to-use with minimal confusion on how controls work. 0/18 2/18 5/18 8/18 3/18 4
5 I'd like to see similar interactive features in other MEDLINE search engines. 1/18 1/18 5/18 4/18 7/18 5
6 Seeing mapped MeSH terms and unmapped keywords in the information box is a useful feature. 0/18 3/18 4/18 5/18 6/18 5
7 I like the feature where I can hide and display abstracts. 0/18 1/18 3/18 5/18 9/18 5
  1. 1 – Strongly disagree (SD)
  2. 2 – Disagree (D)
  3. 3 – Neutral (N)
  4. 4 – Agree (A)
  5. 5 – Strongly agree (SA)