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Title: The human factors of journal usage and the design of electronic text
Authors: Dillon, A.
Richardson, J.
McKnight, C.
Keywords: electronic text
Journal usage
Reading from screens and paper
Text manipulation
Reading strategies
Issue Date: 1989
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd.
Citation: This item is not the definitive copy. Please use the following citation when referencing this material: Dillon, A., Richardson, J. and McKnight, C. (1989) The human factors of journal usage and the design of electronic text. Interacting with Computers, 1(2), 183-189.
Abstract: The present paper reports on a study of journal usage amongst human factors researchers. The aim of the study was to shed light on how journals are used with a view to making recommendations about the development of a full-text, searchable database that would support such usage. The results indicate that levels of usage vary over time, the range of journals covered is small and readers overlook a large proportion of the contents of articles. Furthermore, three reading strategies are observed which indicate that the presentation of journal articles is not ideally suited to their uses. The implications of these findings for developing suitable computer-based applications are discussed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1164
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