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Evaluating user studies in information access

Bailey, Alex and Ruthven, Ian and Azzopardi, Leif (2005) Evaluating user studies in information access. In: Context. CoLIS'05, 3507 . Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, p. 251. ISBN 978-3-540-26178-0

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Abstract

Systems enabling Information Access whether it be; a file browser, a retrieval engine, a mobile device providing content, a personalized agent, etc, need to be evaluated appropriately for the discipline to be considered a science. The problem of how to appropriately evaluate such systems is even more problematic when the evaluation is conducted with human subjects.