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Planning and information foraging theories and their value to the novice technical communicator

Planning and information foraging theories and their value to the novice technical communicator Two complementary cognitive theories help to explain how novice technical communicators learn effective search methods: information foraging theory, a model of information-seeking behavior that combines human-computer interaction with anthropological constructs; and strategic planning theory, a communication model of how humans plan and achieve social goals. The paper includes an extended example of how a new communicator might learn to use both models on the job. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png ACM Journal of Computer Documentation (JCD) Association for Computing Machinery

Planning and information foraging theories and their value to the novice technical communicator

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Publisher
Association for Computing Machinery
Copyright
Copyright © 2002 by ACM Inc.
ISSN
1527-6805
DOI
10.1145/882061.882063
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Abstract

Two complementary cognitive theories help to explain how novice technical communicators learn effective search methods: information foraging theory, a model of information-seeking behavior that combines human-computer interaction with anthropological constructs; and strategic planning theory, a communication model of how humans plan and achieve social goals. The paper includes an extended example of how a new communicator might learn to use both models on the job.

Journal

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

Published: Nov 1, 2002

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