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Using Visual Metaphors to Reveal Metacognition in the Context of Information-Seeking Behavior

Bowler, Leanne (2013) Using Visual Metaphors to Reveal Metacognition in the Context of Information-Seeking Behavior. In: ASIS&T SIG USE Symposium: Evolving and Emerging Research Methods in Information Behavior, Needs, Seeking, and Use, 27 November 2013 - 27 November 2013, Baltimore, Maryland.

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Abstract

This lightning talk explores the use of visual metaphors as a technique for uncovering metacognition (specifically, metamemory) and its role in information seeking. Why use metaphor to reveal metacognition? Metaphors can be a scaffold, helping to “make connections between unrelated phenomena in order to describe, explain, and gain insight” and are useful in bringing conceptually abstract ideas into sharp focus (Bowler, 2012). I posit that asking people to project their metaphors for metacognition onto a sketch opens a window on an elusive mental (and emotional) process that is integral to information seeking but which is difficult to reveal.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Bowler, Leannelbowler@pitt.eduLBOWLER
Date: 27 November 2013
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Event Title: ASIS&T SIG USE Symposium: Evolving and Emerging Research Methods in Information Behavior, Needs, Seeking, and Use
Event Dates: 27 November 2013 - 27 November 2013
Event Type: Conference
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Library and Information Science
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Visual, Metaphors, metacognition, information-seeking, behavior
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2013 20:24
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2017 05:03
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/19032

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