Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105379
Title:
Information Retrieval in Psychology
Author:
Hjørland, Birger
Citation:
Information Retrieval in Psychology 1988, 6(3/4):39-64 Behavioral and Social Sciences Librarian
Journal:
Behavioral and Social Sciences Librarian
Issue Date:
1988
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105379
Submitted date:
2008-01-07
Abstract:
lnformation retrieval is an important but generally neglected part of the research method in psychology. On the basis of a case study, which consists of an examination of the search strategy in a Swedish dissertation, the problems of searching are overviewed, with regard to both the selection of sources, and the construction of the secarch profile. Attention is givent to subject faceting in psychology.A model used by Psychological Abstracts in building on the concepts of experimental variables is replaced by a facet model developed on the basis of the Bliss Classification System. This model is illustrated using the above-mentioned dissertation as an example, and it is shown that the model can help in formulating search queries in psycholory. Also discussed are problems that concern the use of abstracts or full texts in the selection of documents. In addition, atteniion is given to the question of types of research in psychology that can or cannot benefit from computer-based retrievl methods.
Type:
Journal Article (Paginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
Information Retrieval

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dc.contributor.authorHjørland, Birgeren_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-01-07T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:24:33Z-
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.date.submitted2008-01-07en_US
dc.identifier.citationInformation Retrieval in Psychology 1988, 6(3/4):39-64 Behavioral and Social Sciences Librarianen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105379-
dc.description.abstractlnformation retrieval is an important but generally neglected part of the research method in psychology. On the basis of a case study, which consists of an examination of the search strategy in a Swedish dissertation, the problems of searching are overviewed, with regard to both the selection of sources, and the construction of the secarch profile. Attention is givent to subject faceting in psychology.A model used by Psychological Abstracts in building on the concepts of experimental variables is replaced by a facet model developed on the basis of the Bliss Classification System. This model is illustrated using the above-mentioned dissertation as an example, and it is shown that the model can help in formulating search queries in psycholory. Also discussed are problems that concern the use of abstracts or full texts in the selection of documents. In addition, atteniion is given to the question of types of research in psychology that can or cannot benefit from computer-based retrievl methods.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectInformation Retrievalen_US
dc.titleInformation Retrieval in Psychologyen_US
dc.typeJournal Article (Paginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalBehavioral and Social Sciences Librarianen_US
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