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ERIC Number: ED161128
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Finding the "Right" Information: A Search Strategy. Keys to Community Involvement Series: 12.
Whether it is needed for long-range planning or immediate problem-solving, information is inevitably critical to community groups and leaders. This booklet is for individuals and groups who are faced with a need for finding the "right" information for discussion and decision-making. The booklet describes an overall approach to information-seeking and contains guidelines and examples for specific applications. It is organized in five major sections and includes a discussion of the following topics: (1) information-searching as detective work; (2) framing an information search; (3) developing an information search plan and defining the information wanted, choosing a search method, and deciding who will conduct the search; (4) conducting the information search and avoiding information sources, avoiding false leads, and collecting and organizing information; and (5) assessing the results of an information search. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Community Involvement, Information Seeking, Information Services, Information Sources, Information Systems, Information Utilization, Interpersonal Relationship, Relevance (Information Retrieval), Search Strategies, Worksheets
National School Public Relations Association, 1801 North Moore Street, Arlington, Virginia 22209 (2.00; $24.00 for set of 15 Keys; discounts available; payment must accompany order)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National School Public Relations Association, Arlington, VA.; Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Note: For related documents, see EA 010 930-944