Towards a classification of text types: a repertory grid approach

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106467
Title:
Towards a classification of text types: a repertory grid approach
Author:
Dillon, Andrew; McKnight, Cliff
Citation:
Towards a classification of text types: a repertory grid approach 1990, 33:623-636 International Journal of Man-Machine Studies
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
International Journal of Man-Machine Studies
Issue Date:
1990
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106467
Submitted date:
2006-07-18
Abstract:
This item is not the definitive copy. Please use the following citation when referencing this material: Dillon, A. and McKnight, C. (1990) Towards a classification of text types: a repertory grid approach. International Journal of Man-Machine Studies, 33, 623-636. Abstract: The advent of hypertext brings with it associated problems of how best to present non-linear texts. As yet, knowledge of readers' models of texts and their uses is limited. Repertory grid analysis offers an insightful method of examining these issues and gaining an understanding of the type of texts that exist in the readers' worlds. The present study investigates six researchers' perceptions of texts in terms of their use, content and structure. Results indicate that individuals construe texts in terms of three broad attributes: why read them, what type of information they contain, and how they are read. When applied to a variety of texts these attributes facilitate a classificatory system incorporating both individual and task differences and provide guidance on how their electronic versions could be designed.
Type:
Journal Article (Paginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
User Studies
Local subject classification:
Reading; Electronic text

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dc.contributor.authorDillon, Andrewen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcKnight, Cliffen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-07-18T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:48:00Z-
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-07-18en_US
dc.identifier.citationTowards a classification of text types: a repertory grid approach 1990, 33:623-636 International Journal of Man-Machine Studiesen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/106467-
dc.description.abstractThis item is not the definitive copy. Please use the following citation when referencing this material: Dillon, A. and McKnight, C. (1990) Towards a classification of text types: a repertory grid approach. International Journal of Man-Machine Studies, 33, 623-636. Abstract: The advent of hypertext brings with it associated problems of how best to present non-linear texts. As yet, knowledge of readers' models of texts and their uses is limited. Repertory grid analysis offers an insightful method of examining these issues and gaining an understanding of the type of texts that exist in the readers' worlds. The present study investigates six researchers' perceptions of texts in terms of their use, content and structure. Results indicate that individuals construe texts in terms of three broad attributes: why read them, what type of information they contain, and how they are read. When applied to a variety of texts these attributes facilitate a classificatory system incorporating both individual and task differences and provide guidance on how their electronic versions could be designed.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.subjectUser Studiesen_US
dc.subject.otherReadingen_US
dc.subject.otherElectronic texten_US
dc.titleTowards a classification of text types: a repertory grid approachen_US
dc.typeJournal Article (Paginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Man-Machine Studiesen_US
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