Information Search Processes – Kuhlithau

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Information Search Processes – Kuhlithau http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/~kuhlthau/images/isp_chart.JPG Initially, uncertainty of a certain topic is expressed by an individual, which causes that individual to be overcome with confusion of the particular topic and anxiety to learn more. This is known as the “uncertainty principle”. As the individual’s awareness on the topic grows, the initial dissatisfaction shifts into confidence, which in turn engages the individual’s grasp of the topic.
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Unformatted text preview: As the individual documents information, organizes thoughts, and increases curiosity for the subject matter, the feelings and thoughts continue to become more assertive. Ultimately, by the end of an individual’s information search, that individual has gained more of an understanding and appreciation for their topic. The feelings expressed by the individual can be completely satisfied or disappointed with the results acquired....
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2012 for the course COMM 1102 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Gainesville State.

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