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ERIC Number: EJ625240
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-3318-3324
Assessment of the Effects of User Characteristics on Mental Models of Information Retrieval Systems.
Zhang, Xiangmin; Chignell, Mark
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, v52 n6 p445-59 Apr 2001
Reports results of a study investigating effects of four user characteristics on users' mental models of information retrieval (IR) systems. Findings indicated that educational and professional status, academic background, and computer experience had significant effects in differentiating users on their factor scores. First language had a borderline effect. Implications for information science and IR system designs are suggested. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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