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Search Practices and Search Strategies with BTX

Resource Type
  • Immer, Nikolaus (Zentralarchiv für empirische Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln)
  • Mochmann, Ekkehard (Zentralarchiv für empirische Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln)
  • Scheuch, Erwin K. (Zentralarchiv für empirische Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln)
Publication Date
  • Zentralarchiv fuer empirische Sozialforschung, Universitaet zu Koeln (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
  • Abstract

    The practices of BTX users in searching for information with the help of the BTX system. Topics: Both a survey and participant observation were conducted. 1. The questionnaire: private or occupational BTX use; problems in the search for information; self-assessment of operating certainty and intensity of BTX use; BTX offerings used; preferred search strategy; behavior after unsuccessful search; ´BTX expert´ in household; available directories of search possibilities; development of certainty in dealing with BTX equipment; typical experiences and recommendations for improvement of BTX. 2. Participant observation: three self-selected and five prescribed search tasks were to be solved by the respondent in the presence of the observer. In this the search strategies, the operating errors and the result of the search were recorded.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1983-03 / 1983-04
Geographic Coverage
  • Duesseldorf (DE-NW-DUS)
  • Neuss (DE-NW-NSS)
  • Ratingen (DE-NW-RAT)
  • Meerbusch (DE-NW-MRH)
  • Erkrath (DE-NW-EKA)
  • Hilden (DE-NW-HID)
  • Mettmann (DE-NW-MET)
  • Kaarst (DE-NW-KAA)
  • Dormagen (DE-NW-DMG)
Sampled Universe
Participants in a BTX experiment.
Multi-stage stratified sampling
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire and participant observation of search practices
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 68
    Number of Variables: 354
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1315 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Immer, Nikolaus; Mochmann, Ekkehard; Scheuch, Erwin K.: Suchverhalten und Suchstrategien bei Bildschirmtext: Teilprojekt im Rahmen der wissenschaftlichen Begleitforschung Feldversuch Bildschirmtext in Düsseldorf/Neuß. Düsseldorf: Information der Landesregierung Nordrhein-Westfalen, 1983. (Suchverhalten und Suchstrategien Band 9)

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 77 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Immer, Nikolaus; Mochmann, Ekkehard; Scheuch, Erwin K. (1984): Suchverhalten und Suchstrategien bei Bildschirmtext. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.