Data Collection Methods for Analyzing Task-based Information Access in Molecular Medicine

Sanna Kumpulainen, Kalervo Järvelin, Sami Serola, Aiden R. Doherty, Daragh Byrne, Alan F. Smeaton, Gareth J. F. Jones

Abstract

An important area of improving access to health information is the study of task-based information access in the health domain. This is a significant context for developing information retrieval (IR) systems. Due to the complexities of this context, its study requires multiple and often tedious means of data collection, which yields a lot of data for analysis, but also allows triangulation so as to increase the reliability of the findings. In addition to traditional means of data collection, such as questionnaires, interviews and observation, there are novel opportunities provided by logging and photographic surveillance such as the SenseCam. Together they yield an understanding of information needs, the sources used, and their access strategies. The present paper examines the strengths and weaknesses of the traditional and the more novel means of data collection and addresses the challenges in their application in molecular medicine, which intensively uses digital information sources.

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Kumpulainen S., Järvelin K., Serola S., Doherty A., Byrne D., Smeaton A. and Jones G. (2009). Data Collection Methods for Analyzing Task-based Information Access in Molecular Medicine . In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Mobilizing Health Information to Support Healthcare-related Knowledge Work - Volume 1: Workshop MobiHealthInf, (BIOSTEC 2009) ISBN 978-989-8111-78-4, pages 49-58. DOI: 10.5220/0001814300490058


in Bibtex Style

@conference{workshop mobihealthinf09,
author={Sanna Kumpulainen and Kalervo Järvelin and Sami Serola and Aiden R. Doherty and Daragh Byrne and Alan F. Smeaton and Gareth J. F. Jones},
title={Data Collection Methods for Analyzing Task-based Information Access in Molecular Medicine},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Mobilizing Health Information to Support Healthcare-related Knowledge Work - Volume 1: Workshop MobiHealthInf, (BIOSTEC 2009)},
year={2009},
pages={49-58},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001814300490058},
isbn={978-989-8111-78-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Mobilizing Health Information to Support Healthcare-related Knowledge Work - Volume 1: Workshop MobiHealthInf, (BIOSTEC 2009)
TI - Data Collection Methods for Analyzing Task-based Information Access in Molecular Medicine
SN - 978-989-8111-78-4
AU - Kumpulainen S.
AU - Järvelin K.
AU - Serola S.
AU - Doherty A.
AU - Byrne D.
AU - Smeaton A.
AU - Jones G.
PY - 2009
SP - 49
EP - 58
DO - 10.5220/0001814300490058