Accession Number:

AD0754226

Title:

Parameters of Information-Seeking Behavior.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. 1 Jan-31 Dec 72,

Corporate Author:

AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH SILVER SPRING MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The research represents an attempt to evaluate information seeking under realistic relevant to the design of information systems and the training of information analysts. The research effort has as its goal the accomplishment of two major experiments. One which has been completed was designed to assess the effects upon information-seeking and decision-making performance of a self- versus controlled-pacing of information input, b the rate and variability of rate of information arrival, and c the number of decision modifications permitted. A second experiment for which planning and design have been completed at this time will be concerned with the effects upon information-seeking and decision-making performance of a the number of decision alternatives, b the a priori probabilities of each alternative being correct, and c the amount of information available for use in making a decision. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE