- Title Pages
IIntroduction to Human Information Interaction
2What Is Human Information Interaction?
IIConceptual Constructs and Themes in Information-Seeking Behavior
3Theoretical Constructs and Models in Information-Seeking Behavior
4Information Need and the Decision Ladder
5Five Search Strategies
IIIConceptual Traditions in Human Information Behavior
6Two Generations of Research
8Theoretical Traditions in Human Information Behavior
IVHuman Information Behavior and Systems Design
9Interlude: Models and Their Contribution to Design
10Human Information Behavior and Information Retrieval: Is Collaboration Possible?
11Cognitive Work Analysis: Dimensions for Analysis
12Cognitive Work Analysis: Harnessing Complexity
VAn Ecological Approach to Information Behavior: Conclusions
13Enhancing 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
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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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