ERIC Number: EJ288401
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Selection of Channels When Seeking Information: Cost/Benefit vs. Least-Effort.
Hardy, Andrew P.
Information Processing and Management, v18 n6 p289-93 1982
Discusses two models of selecting information sources--Cost/Benefit (information seekers select sources on basis of expected benefits and costs), and Least-Effort (seekers select sources on basis of minimizing effort or cost). Results of a study proposing that users place different weights on costs and benefits are presented. (EJS)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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