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Tracking epistemic beliefs and sensemaking in collaborative information retrieval

Knight, Simon; Buckingham Shum, Simon and Littleton, Karen (2013). Tracking epistemic beliefs and sensemaking in collaborative information retrieval. In: Collaborative Information Seeking Workshop 2013 (CIS'13): Consolidating the Past, Creating the future, co-located with the 16th ACM Conference on Computer Support Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2013), 24 Feb 2013, San Antonio, Texas.

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Collaborative information retrieval is an area of increasing interest. However, the wider sensemaking context in which it occurs is understudied. Furthermore, the role of users’ beliefs about the domain they are querying, its structure, stability, complexity, and justifications – their epistemic beliefs – has been little studied in either individual or collaborative IR software development contexts. Here we discuss a tool to combine the knowledge mapping tool Cohere, with reference management capabilities through which the iterative, epistemically germane, potentially (but not necessarily) collaborative IR process may be ‘brought out’ both for sensemaking, and research purposes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 ACM
ISBN: 1-4503-1331-0, 978-1-4503-1331-5
Keywords: learning analytics; epistemic beliefs; collaborative information retrieval; information retrieval; sensemaking
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 36553
Depositing User: Simon Knight
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2013 10:22
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2018 00:10
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