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Contribution to Book
The Roles of Profession and Gender in Some PIM Tasks
Human Interface and the Management of Information. Designing Information Environments Lecture Notes in Computer Science
  • Guangfeng Song
  • Chen Ling, The University Of Akron
Document Type
Contribution to Book
Publication Date
1-1-2009
Abstract
In this paper, the roles of selected individual difference factors were examined in some personal information management (PIM) tasks. A questionnaire was completed by 295 participants regarding their personal characteristics, retrieval of previously saved information, and selective use of multiple computers. Clustering of individual difference factors suggested further analysis of profession and gender as classifiers. Profession seemed to modulate the behaviors and attitudes of users in these PIM tasks. And certain gender difference in PIM tasks could be explained by different expectations or standards.
Citation Information
Guangfeng Song and Chen Ling. "The Roles of Profession and Gender in Some PIM Tasks" Human Interface and the Management of Information. Designing Information Environments Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 5617 (2009) p. 429 - 436
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/chen_ling/20/