Task-Based Information Searching

Research Methods

Authored by: Sanna Kumpulainen

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
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It is widely agreed that searching is part of a larger task performance and that it should be studied in this context. To be able to reveal the process nature of searching, a task-based approach can be used. This entry discusses task-based approach and its use as a framework for field studies, discusses relevant task features, and presents some of the typical methods for studying task-based information interaction in the real-world context.

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