ERIC Number: ED205182
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb-1
Reference Count: 0
Presearch Interview Project Progress Report, Covering May 1, 1979 to January 15, 1980.
Crouch, Wayne W.; Atherton, Pauline A.
This first of nine related reports describes the procedures used in a study which gathered data on 80 presearch interviews in seven medical libraries. The study was conducted (1) to identify verbal and nonverbal behaviors that facilitate, maintain, or impede information exchange in interviews between search intermediaries and library users requesting online bibliographic searches; (2) to identify tasks that are accomplished by the librarian to facilitate information exchange; and (3) to objectively code videotaped presearch interviews in terms of the extent to which those tasks were accomplished. Chapters address the choice of libraries and the development of procedures, interview schedules, and questionnaires; procedures in each library; stimulated recall procedures with requesters and with librarians; questionnaires and permission forms; and the time table and staff commitments. Appendices contain sample forms, questionnaires, and other supporting materials. (FM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Library of Medicine (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. School of Information Studies.
Identifiers: Library Users; Search Intermediaries; Search Negotiation (Computer Science)
Note: Report of the Presearch Interview Project. For related documents, see IR 009 486-493.