Using Google trends data to study public interest in radiation

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This study evaluates the correlation and cycle of public interest in radiation worldwide with radiation-related incidents between countries using Google Trends from 2008 to 2018. Google trends was employed to normalise traffic data on a scale of 0 to 100, and were presented as monthly relative search volume (RSV) using radiation, radioactive, nuclear medicine and x-ray as a search term. A remarkable peak was identified in March 2011 during the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. In conclusion, public interest towards radiation is correlated with radiation-related incidents or events.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012073
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume1248
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jun 2019
Event18th Asia-Oceania Congress of Medical Physics, AOCMP 2018 and 16th South-East Asia Congress of Medical Physics, SEACOMP 2018 - Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 11 Nov 201814 Nov 2018

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Using Google trends data to study public interest in radiation. / Mohamad, Mazlyfarina; Jee, S. M.

In: Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 1248, No. 1, 012073, 06.06.2019.

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