Collaborative information synthesis I: A model of information behaviors of scientists in medicine and public health

@article{Blake2006CollaborativeIS,
  title={Collaborative information synthesis I: A model of information behaviors of scientists in medicine and public health},
  author={Catherine Blake and Wanda Pratt},
  journal={JASIST},
  year={2006},
  volume={57},
  pages={1740-1749}
}
Scientists engage in the discovery process more than any other user population, yet their day-today activities are often elusive. One activity that consumes much of a scientist's time is developing models that balance contradictory and redundant evidence. Driven by our desire to understand the information behaviors of this important user group, and the behaviors of scientific discovery in general, we conducted an observational study of academic research scientists as they resolved different… CONTINUE READING

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