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Human Information InteractionAn Ecological Approach to Information Behavior$
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Raya Fidel

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780262017008

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262017008.001.0001

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Enhancing the Impact of Research in Human Information Interaction

Enhancing the Impact of Research in Human Information Interaction

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(p.255) 13 Enhancing the Impact of Research in Human Information Interaction
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Human Information Interaction
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Raya Fidel

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262017008.003.0013

Cognitive work analysis (CWA) can play an important role in realizing convergence between research in human information interaction (HII) and information systems design. CWA has the potential to establish relations between various elements that have been fragmented in human information behavior research and in other HII areas. It can also connect theory with practice, various areas of research expertise, seemingly diverse areas of research, and various theoretical traditions and conceptual constructs. Moreover, CWA can help researchers decide about which variables to study. As an ecological approach, CWA can also be useful to the design of context-specific systems through its focus on environmental constraints.

Keywords:   cognitive work analysis, research, human information interaction, information systems, systems design, environmental constraints, ecological approach, human information behavior, theory, practice

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