ERIC Number: ED367363
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
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The Importance of User-Orientated Approaches in the Design and Implementation of Information Retrieval Systems.
This study examines research that is part of an alternative paradigm in information needs and uses assessment. Approaches in the alternative paradigm include Sense-Making, Value-Added, and Anomalous States of Knowledge. From an analysis of these approaches and related research, a conceptual model has been developed. The model focuses on several elements that should guide the design and implementation of information systems: (1) the information system should be user-oriented (oriented toward the individual or group with the information need); (2) information needs should be determined as they relate to users in particular situations or contexts; and (3) in information systems mediated by intermediaries, the success of the user-intermediary interaction is of prime importance in determining information need. The model also focuses toward the development of a theory of relevance that considers qualitative and contextual judgements. (Contains 51 references.) (Author/JLB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Conceptual Models; Value Added Model
Note: M.L.S. Research Paper, Kent State University.