A little while ago I published a post describing an InnovateUK-funded project investigating the use of complex search strategies in the workplace, and how we were undertaking some qualitative research interviewing professionals from various sectors. I’m pleased to report that we have now completed this study and a couple of weeks ago I presented the first set of results at Search Solutions 2015. It turns out so far that the search problems faced by ostensibly unrelated professions have much more in common than we’d anticipated, but the strategies for solving those problems rely on radically differing approaches and tools.
Anyway, here are my slides, focusing on one of the three professions we studied (spoiler alert: you’ll have to view the presentation to see which one!). As always, comments and feedback welcome.
- Search strategies considered harmful?
- Search Solutions 2015: London, November 26
- User requirements for complex search strategies
- Visualising how recruiters search
- Complex search strategies for systematic review