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Commentary on planning and information foraging theories and their value to the novice technical communicator

Commentary on planning and information foraging theories and their value to the novice technical... Gattis should be applauded for finding cognitive theories that might be of use to the field, for describing them well with current resources, and for applying them to technical communication with an example. The two theories, however, are too intuitive to provide much value for describing existing behavior or for novices to use as tools. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png ACM Journal of Computer Documentation (JCD) Association for Computing Machinery

Commentary on planning and information foraging theories and their value to the novice technical communicator

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Association for Computing Machinery
Copyright
Copyright © 2002 by ACM Inc.
ISSN
1527-6805
DOI
10.1145/882061.882066
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Abstract

Gattis should be applauded for finding cognitive theories that might be of use to the field, for describing them well with current resources, and for applying them to technical communication with an example. The two theories, however, are too intuitive to provide much value for describing existing behavior or for novices to use as tools.

Journal

ACM Journal of Computer Documentation (JCD)Association for Computing Machinery

Published: Nov 1, 2002

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