- Title Pages
- I Introduction to Human Information Interaction
- 1 Basic Concepts
- 2 What Is Human Information Interaction?
- II Conceptual Constructs and Themes in Information-Seeking Behavior
- 3 Theoretical Constructs and Models in Information-Seeking Behavior
- 4 Information Need and the Decision Ladder
- 5 Five Search Strategies
- III Conceptual Traditions in Human Information Behavior
- 6 Two Generations of Research
- 7 In-Context Research
- 8 Theoretical Traditions in Human Information Behavior
- IV Human Information Behavior and Systems Design
- 9 Interlude: Models and Their Contribution to Design
- 10 Human Information Behavior and Information Retrieval: Is Collaboration Possible?
- 11 Cognitive Work Analysis: Dimensions for Analysis
- 12 Cognitive Work Analysis: Harnessing Complexity
- V An Ecological Approach to Information Behavior: Conclusions
- 13 Enhancing the Impact of Research in Human Information Interaction
- Index of Authors
- Index of Topics
Five Search Strategies
Five Search Strategies
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- Human Information Interaction
- The MIT Press
Search strategy is a concept related to human information behavior and has generated strong research interest with the introduction of the World Wide Web. Whereas information need is relatively stable and triggers a search process, search strategy is a dynamic process and reflects the activities when one is seeking information. This chapter examines five search strategies, discusses the conditions that influence the use of a strategy, and proposes a view on search strategies that is relevant to information systems design. The five search strategies are browsing strategy, analytical strategy, empirical strategy, known site strategy, and similarity strategy.
Keywords: search strategy, browsing strategy, analytical strategy, empirical strategy, known site strategy, similarity strategy, human information behavior, information need, information systems, systems design
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