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Title: Investigation of behavior and perception of digital library users: A cognitive style perspective
Authors: Frias-Martinez, E
Chen, SY
Liu, X
Keywords: Digital Libraries;Cognitive Styles;Individual Differences;User Modeling;Personalization
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: International Journal of Information Management. 28(5): 355-365
Abstract: Cognitive style is an influential factor in users’ information seeking. The study presented in this paper examines how users’ cognitive styles affect their behavior and perception in digital libraries. Fifty participants took part in this study. Two dimensions of cognitive styles were considered: (a) Field Dependence/Independence; (2) Verbalizer/Imager. The results showed that Intermediate users and Verbalizers have not only more positive perception, but they also complete the tasks in effective ways. Implications for the design of personalized digital libraries are also discussed.
Appears in Collections:Computer Science
Dept of Computer Science Research Papers

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