Monday, October 09, 2006

Corporate Body Publications

Using CWA to Frame an Investigation into the Use of Corporate Body Publications by Kari Holland appears in the latest issue of the Bulletin of asis&t.
This article describes a study that looks at how researchers in forest science, oceanography and fishery science search for and use publications from corporate bodies. The term publication is understood in a broad sense, incorporating digital formats and websites. The study is a qualitative study that uses critical realism and cognitive work analysis (CWA) to frame the research question and to inform interview questions and analysis. This paper focuses on how CWA is used to guide the study. The primary purpose of this particular study is to produce recommendations for the design of information systems related to the structure and representation of data about corporate body publications. After all, the content of the information system is vital to the success of a search.

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