Trends in ... a Critical Review: Growth of Theories on Information Seeking: An Analysis of Growth of a Theoretical Research Program on the Relation Between Task Complexity and Information Seeking

@article{Vakkari1998TrendsI,
  title={Trends in ... a Critical Review: Growth of Theories on Information Seeking: An Analysis of Growth of a Theoretical Research Program on the Relation Between Task Complexity and Information Seeking},
  author={Pertti Vakkari},
  journal={Inf. Process. Manage.},
  year={1998},
  volume={34},
  pages={361-382}
}
-The aim of this article is to analyse the growth of a theoretical research program in the field of information needs and seeking studies. The program consists of a set of interrelated studies on the effects of task complexity on information source use. The growth is assessed by reconstructing the logical structure of the theories within the program and by comparing those reconstructions in terms of their conceptual and factual similarity. The growth pattern is then analysed by using Wagner's… CONTINUE READING

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