Document (#13074)

Author
Meadow, C.T.
Title
Reporting information about studies of information
Source
Making a difference: Measuring the impact of information on development. Proceedings of an International Development Research Centre Workshop, Ottawa, Canada, 10-12 July 1995. Ed. by P. McConnell
Imprint
Ottawa : International Development Research Centre
Year
1995
Pages
S.201-206
Abstract
Attemps to define the term: information; and challenges the assumptions often made about familiar concepts used in evaluating information services. Comments on the fact that do not always report the definitions of the variables they measure, or the circumstances of the measurement, with enough precision to enable others to use them. Illustrates the points with particular reference to the ambiguity evident in the use of the term 'relevance' when applied to information and notes the difficulty in sharing data among information science researchers in the absence of agreed upon standards
Theme
Information

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