ERIC Number: ED125640
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Development of Strategies for Dealing with the Information Needs of Urban Residents: Phase I; Citizen Study. Final Report.
Dervin, Brenda; And Others
A study was undertaken to determine strategies for dealing with the information needs of urban residents. To identify how citizens obtain information, an open-ended questionnaire was administered to 602 respondents from the general population of Seattle, including Asians and blacks. Results were analyzed using 33 content analytic schemes, and findings suggested that information practitioners are most effective when they develop flexible, communication-based systems and procedures. This manuscript describes in detail research design and methodology, and includes tabular summaries of the results. (EMH)
Descriptors: Articulation (Speech), Change Strategies, Communication Skills, Communication (Thought Transfer), Community Attitudes, Community Characteristics, Community Surveys, Daily Living Skills, Information Needs, Information Services, Librarians, Library Role, Questionnaires, Tables (Data), Urban Population
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Learning Resources (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. School of Communications.
Identifiers - Location: Washington (Seattle)