Searchers' selection of search keys: III. Searching styles

  title={Searchers' selection of search keys: III. Searching styles},
  author={Raya Fidel},
Individual searching style has a primary effect on searching behavior. The case study method provided data about elements of searching styles through: (1) observation of 47 professional searchers performing their job-related searches; and (2) analysis of verbal and search protocols. Statistical associations among a number of variables reveal three dimensions of searching behavior: level of interaction, preference for operational or conceptual moves, and preference for textwords or descriptors… CONTINUE READING

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