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ERIC Number: ED192787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 16
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Reference Count: 0
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On-Line Training: The Psychology of Machine-Human Interface.
Blair, John C., Jr.
The ideal traits for an online searcher, as identified in studies by online vendors and suppliers, are discussed: (1) curiosity and a desire to learn, (2) adaptability, (3) comfortableness with the machine interaction process, (4) ability to cope with instances of system failure, (5) patience and persistence, and (6) a logical, thorough, analytical mind. The paper also examines the fears and frustrations of beginning searchers, provides examples of human error and machine failure, and delineates the frustrations of database suppliers and vendors in educating searchers. The use of print tools in developing search strategies is stressed, and motivation for self-improvement is emphasized as a paramount goal of online training. A list of ranked recommended readings is appended. (Author/RAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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