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A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Information Seeking in Open-Ended Information Systems

Educational Technology Research and Development Volume 47, Number 1, ISSN 1042-1629


Describes a theoretically and empirically based framework for how users formulate and employ information-seeking strategies in open-ended information systems (OEISs). Discusses challenges related to OEISs. Describes OEIS theoretical and users' perspectives. Presents an example based on a recent study to illustrate use of the OEIS information-seeking framework. Offers implications for practice and research. Contains 133 references. (Author/AEF)


Hill, J.R. (1999). A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Information Seeking in Open-Ended Information Systems. Educational Technology Research and Development, 47(1), 5-27. Retrieved April 21, 2019 from .

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