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Models of the Information Seeking Process

Models of the Information Seeking Process

This chapter presents the most commonly discussed theoretical models of the search process: the standard model, the cognitive model, the dynamic model, search as a sequence of stages, search as a strategic process, and sensemaking. The chapter concludes with a discussion of information needs, including methods for inferring information needs from their expression as queries.  From the book Search User Interfaces, Cambridge University Press 2009

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Lesley Farmer
Lesley Farmer (Faculty)
2 years ago

This suite of information seeking models helps students understand different ways that people search for information. Models are current and research-based. This resource is one chapter in the the book on search user interface.