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Novice end users were given 2 hours of training in searching a full-text magazine database (Magazine ASAPTM) on DIALOG. Subjects searched during three to four sessions in the presence of a trained monitor who prompted them to think aloud throughout the sessions. Qualitative analysis of the transcripts and transaction logs yielded empirical information on(More)
New users of virtual environments face a steep learning curve, requiring persistence and determination to overcome challenges experienced while acclimatizing to the demands of avatar-mediated behavior. Concurrent structured self-reports can be used to monitor the personal affective and cognitive struggles involved in virtual world adaptation to specific(More)
The purpose of this book is to establish a focus on affective and emotional dimensions in information behavior (IB) research, based upon recent theoretical developments and research findings in information science and the cognate fields of cognitive science, psychology, business, education, ethnomethodology, communication, neuroscience, and computer(More)
The theory of ecological constructionism specifies the interaction framework that integrates information systems with the individual’s psychological operations that conform to group practices in communication and information exchange. Social and communicative interactions always involve these three psycho-biological systems of the individual: sensorimotor,(More)
A metatheory is presented and diagrammed as an integrated conceptual framework for information seeking and use. It represents the symbiotic relationship between users and the technological environment. Receiving and adapting to information is achieved through each user’s biological satisficing procedures defined by group information practices, namely,(More)