ERIC Number: EJ355782
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
A Model for the Stopping Behavior of Users of Online Systems.
Kantor, Paul B.
Journal of the American Society for Information Science, v38 n3 p211-14 May 1987
Examines a statistical model in which the users of an online system continually update their estimated probability of success, and quit or continue the search according to the expected utility of each action. The implications for search strategies are discussed. (Author/EM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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