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Searcher Heterogeneity in Collaborative Information Seeking within the Context of Students Work Tasks

Elbeshausen, Stefanie

This paper shows an overview over a doctoral thesis project which focuses
on Collaborative Information Seeking (CIS) with a core interest in searcher
heterogeneity. A special field of interest is the way how different personalities
interact in a collaborative search scenario and if heterogeneous groups
perform better or worse than homogenous groups. The goal is to provide a
description of group performance in CIS, to get suggestions for the design of
collaborative search tools and to create a model of CIS integrating search

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