ERIC Number: ED190080
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Individualized Instruction for Data Access (IIDA). Quarterly Reports No. 2-3.
Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Graduate School of Library Science.
These quarterly reports for September and December 1978 are two in a series providing a formative evaluation of the Individualized Instruction for Data Access (IIDA) project, an investigation of searching behavior patterns conducted to develop (1) a model of good searching procedure which could be used as the basis for teaching new users of IIDA how to search, (2) specific indicators which the IIDA program could use to analyze a search in progress and determine trends of searching behavior, and (3) an analysis of commonly made errors and the means by which they can be detected and corrected by the IIDA program. Report No. 2 contains a search process analysis (including a searching behavior study, diagnostic procedures, and a search exercise), and a search process assessment (including an error analysis and an identification of measures which discriminate between users). Report No. 3 examines three issues: aspects of formative evaluation planning which overlap with summative evaluation, plans for evaluation of the impact of the system on users with IIDA as either assistant or instructor, and kinds of measures which can and should be used in assessing the impact of IIDA. (FM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Graduate School of Library Science.