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Modeling cognitive processes in information seeking: from Popper to Pask

Ford, N. (2004) Modeling cognitive processes in information seeking: from Popper to Pask. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 55 (9). pp. 769-782.

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This report explores the intellectual processes entailed during information seeking, as information needs are generated and information is sought and evaluated for relevance. It focuses on the details of cognitive processing, reviewing a number of models. In particular, Popper's model of the communication process between an individual and new information is explored and elaborated from the perspective of Pask's Conversation Theory. The implications of this theory are discussed in relation to the development of what Cole has termed enabling information retrieval systems.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Information School (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Information Studies
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2009 09:22
Last Modified: 13 May 2009 16:09
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/asi.20021
Status: Published
Publisher: Wiley
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1002/asi.20021
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/8049

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