A Comparison of linear and hypertext formats in information retrieval

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105893
Title:
A Comparison of linear and hypertext formats in information retrieval
Author:
McKnight, Cliff; Dillon, Andrew; Richardson, John
Editors:
McAleese, Ray; Green, Catherine
Citation:
A Comparison of linear and hypertext formats in information retrieval 1990, :10-19 Hypertext: State of the art
Publisher:
Oxford: Intellect
Journal:
Hypertext: State of the art
Issue Date:
1990
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105893
Submitted date:
2006-08-02
Abstract:
This item is not the definitive copy. Please use the following citation when referencing this material: McKnight, C., Dillon, A., and Richardson, J. (1990) A comparison of linear and hypertext formats in information retrieval. In R. McAleese and C. Green, Hypertext: state of the art, Oxford: Intellect, 10-19. Abstract An exploratory study is described in which the same text was presented to subjects in one of four formats, of which two were hypertext (TIES and Hypercard) and two were linear (Word Processor and paper). Subjects were required to use the text to answer 12 questions. Measurement was made of their time and accuracy and their movement through the document was recorded, in addition to a variety of subjective data being collected. Although there was no significant difference between conditions for task completion time, subjects performed more accurately with linear formats. The implications of these findings and the other data collected are discussed.
Type:
Book Chapter
Language:
en
Keywords:
Cognitive Science; Psychology; Human Computer Interaction; Hypertext and Hypermedia; User Studies

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcKnight, Cliffen_US
dc.contributor.authorDillon, Andrewen_US
dc.contributor.authorRichardson, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.editorMcAleese, Rayen_US
dc.contributor.editorGreen, Catherineen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-08-02T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:36:18Z-
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-08-02en_US
dc.identifier.citationA Comparison of linear and hypertext formats in information retrieval 1990, :10-19 Hypertext: State of the arten_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105893-
dc.description.abstractThis item is not the definitive copy. Please use the following citation when referencing this material: McKnight, C., Dillon, A., and Richardson, J. (1990) A comparison of linear and hypertext formats in information retrieval. In R. McAleese and C. Green, Hypertext: state of the art, Oxford: Intellect, 10-19. Abstract An exploratory study is described in which the same text was presented to subjects in one of four formats, of which two were hypertext (TIES and Hypercard) and two were linear (Word Processor and paper). Subjects were required to use the text to answer 12 questions. Measurement was made of their time and accuracy and their movement through the document was recorded, in addition to a variety of subjective data being collected. Although there was no significant difference between conditions for task completion time, subjects performed more accurately with linear formats. The implications of these findings and the other data collected are discussed.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherOxford: Intellecten_US
dc.subjectCognitive Scienceen_US
dc.subjectPsychologyen_US
dc.subjectHuman Computer Interactionen_US
dc.subjectHypertext and Hypermediaen_US
dc.subjectUser Studiesen_US
dc.titleA Comparison of linear and hypertext formats in information retrievalen_US
dc.typeBook Chapteren_US
dc.identifier.journalHypertext: State of the arten_US
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