Understanding the user - why, what and how?

Sridhar, M. S. Understanding the user - why, what and how? Library Science with a slant to Documentation and Information Studies, 1995, vol. 32, n. 4, pp. 151-164. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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Explains the need, importance, purposes and scope of user studies, discusses procedure for conducting sound user studies together with associated problems of research like selection of problem, formulation of hypothesis, design of study, sampling strategy, data collection methods, scaling techniques, pilot study, processing and analysis of data, testing of hypothesis, interpretation, drawing inferences, communication and dissemination of results and finally concludes by highlighting methodological flaws and gaps in user studies.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: user studies, user research, research procedures, research methodology
Subjects: C. Users, literacy and reading. > CB. User studies.
Depositing user: Dr. M S Sridhar
Date deposited: 13 Apr 2007
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:07
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/9304


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