Search Situations and Transitions

Search Situations and Transitions

Nils Pharo (Oslo University College, Norway) and Kalervo Jarvelin (University of Tampere, Finland)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 5
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-557-3.ch188
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Abstract

In order to understand the nature of Web information search processes it is necessary to identify the interplay of factors at the micro-level, that is, to understand how search process related factors such as the actions performed by the searcher on the system are influenced by various factors that might explain it, for example, those related to his work task, search task, knowledge about the work task or searching and etcetera. The Search Situation Transition (SST) method schema provides a framework for such analysis.

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