A Study of the Behavioral Characteristics of the Primary and Secondary Searches on Online Databases

온라인 데이터베이스의 1차탐색과 2차탐색의 특성 연구

  • Published : 1998.06.01

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to verify the difference of behavioral characteristics between the primary and secondary search, the influence of the primary search results on Online databases. Data is collected by surveying the professional and end-user searchers in 33 online information service centers. 262 valid responses out of 308 questionaire are analyzed by the t-test, ANOVA, $\chi^2-test$ using SAS program. The major findings are as follows : (1) Preparatory searches(the levels of expectation, the degree of question comprehension), search results(the number of output documents, precision ratio, recall ratio, degree of satisfaction) are significantly different between the primary and secondary searches on Online Databases. But the number of search terms, Boolean logics, files, systems, relevant documents are not significantly different between the primary and secondary searches. (2) The results of the primary search affect the secondary searches. The number of output documents in the primary search affect the modification of search strategies and objects in the secondary searches. The number of relevant documents affect the variation of search scopes in the secondary searches. The precision ratio affect the change of search strategies and scopes in the secondary searches.

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