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ERIC Number: EJ444862
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
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ISSN: ISSN-0740-8188
Computer, System, and Subject Knowledge in Novice Searching of a Full-Text, Multifile Database.
Jacobson, Thomas; Fusani, David
Library and Information Science Research, v14 n1 p97-106 Jan-Mar 1992
This study examined the experiences of 59 novice end users with a multifile, full-text information retrieval system. A regression model was developed of the relative contributions of computer, system, and subject knowledge to search success as measured by user judgments of the relevance of retrieved documents. Results indicated all three variables play a role in search success. (20 references) (Author/MES)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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