ERIC Number: ED205190
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-May
Presearch Interview Project Executive Summary, Project Bibliography, and Sample Data.
Cochrane, Pauline (Atherton)
This report summarizes a study which gathered data on 80 presearch interviews in seven medical libraries in order (1) to identify the verbal and nonverbal behaviors that facilitate, maintain, or impede information exchange in interviews between search intermediaries and library users requesting computer-based literature searches; (2) to identify tasks librarians perform to facilitate information exchange; and (3) to objectively code videotaped presearch interviews in terms of the extent to which those tasks were accomplished. Chapters describe research aims, research design, data analysis, and research findings. The bibliography lists 110 sources. Appendices contain the major data-gathering instruments and coding/analysis forms employed in the project, as well as a sample interview. (FM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Library of Medicine (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. School of Information Studies.