Investigation of behavior and perception of digital library users: A cognitive style perspective

Enrique Frias-Martinez, Sherry Y. Chen, Xiaohui Liu

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Abstract

Cognitive style is an influential factor in users' information seeking. The study presented in this paper examines how users' cognitive styles affect their behavior and perception in digital libraries. Fifty participants took part in this study. Two dimensions of cognitive styles were considered: (a) Field Dependence/Independence; (2) Verbalizer/Imager. The results showed that Intermediate users and Verbalizers have not only more positive perception, but they also complete the tasks in effective ways. Implications for the design of personalized digital libraries are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-365
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Information Management
Volume28
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2008

Keywords

  • Cognitive Styles
  • Digital Libraries
  • Individual Differences
  • Personalization
  • User Modeling

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