ERIC Number: ED078866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Comparison of Results of Science User Studies with "Investigation into Information Requirements of the Social Sciences."
The Investigation into Information Requirements of the Social Sciences (INFROSS) was initiated in 1968 because it was feared that in the absence of knowledge about information requirements of the social sciences, solutions adopted in science, based on the findings of science user studies, would be applied to the social sciences. It is now desirable that the results of INFROSS should be compared with those of science user studies. To do this it is essential that studies should be based on comparable data. The relationship between the sciences and the characteristics of each science must be taken into account in ascertaining the differing information requirements of scientists and social scientists. This report therefore attempts to draw from science user studies possible general conclusions that enable a comparison to be made with the results of INFROSS, and in doing so considers some of the methodological problems involved. (Related reports are LI004402 and 004403.) (Author/SJ)
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Authoring Institution: Bath Univ. of Technology (England). Univ. Library.
Note: (32 References); Design of Information Systems in the Social Sciences (DISISS) Working Paper No. 1