Perspectives to the classication of information interactions: The Cool and Belkin faceted classification scheme under scrutiny

Isto Huvila, Gunilla Widén

    Tutkimustuotos: Artikkeli kirjassa/raportissa/konferenssijulkaisussaKonferenssiartikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu


    The faceted classification system of information interactionsproposed by Cool and Belkin is discussed in the light of two casestudies. The two examples use the classification scheme as astructural research instrument in two different phases ofinvestigation: in framing the collection of data and in the analysisof already existing data. The discussion is focussed on usabilityand the issues related to the classification scheme. We concludethat the proposed scheme is a workable instrument for studyingcomplex information interactions with different kinds of researchdesigns. The either premisory or post-collection use of theclassification scheme was recognised to have effects on theclassification outcome. The principal issues of using the schemeseemed to relate to the frequent overlap of the facets and thetendency of the classifications to be highly dependent on theperspectives of the study. 

    AlkuperäiskieliEi tiedossa
    OtsikkoProceedings of the First Symposium on Information Interaction in Context (IIiX 2006)
    KustantajaAssociation for Computing Machinery
    TilaJulkaistu - 2006
    OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisuussa
    TapahtumaInformation Interaction in Context - Information Interaction in Context
    Kesto: 1 tammikuuta 2006 → …


    KonferenssiInformation Interaction in Context
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