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ERIC Number: EJ1058186
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1940-5847
Systematizing Web Search through a Meta-Cognitive, Systems-Based, Information Structuring Model (McSIS)
Abuhamdieh, Ayman H.; Harder, Joseph T.
Contemporary Issues in Education Research, v8 n1 p33-44 2015
This paper proposes a meta-cognitive, systems-based, information structuring model (McSIS) to systematize online information search behavior based on literature review of information-seeking models. The General Systems Theory's (GST) prepositions serve as its framework. Factors influencing information-seekers, such as the individual learning styles of Field Independence and Field Dependence (FI/FD); Holist, Serialist (H/S), and Problem-Focused vs. Emotion-Focused (PF/EF) problem-solving approaches, and individual or personal domain knowledge, are incorporated in the model. An example demonstrating the model is presented along with recommendations for educators and researchers.
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Language: English
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