Pedagogic challenges in Information Retrieval – teaching mathematics to Postgraduate Information Science students

MacFarlane, A. (2007). Pedagogic challenges in Information Retrieval – teaching mathematics to Postgraduate Information Science students. Paper presented at the 1st International Workshop on Teaching and Learning in Information Retrieval (TLIR 2007), 10-01-2007 - 10-01-2007, London, UK.

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Abstract

Understanding of mathematics is needed to underpin the process of search, either explicitly with Exact Match (Boolean logic, adjacency) or implicitly with Best match natural language search. In this paper I outline some pedagogical challenges in teaching mathematics for information retrieval to postgraduate information science students. The aim is to take these challenges either found by experience or in the literature, to identify both theoretical and practical ideas in order to improve the delivery of the material and positively affect the learning of the target audience. Some ideas are put forward to resolve these issues and to promote discussion.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: © A Macflane, 2007. The original version of this article is published in the eWiC series at http://ewic.bcs.org/content/ConWebDoc/8771
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information Retrieval, information science, teaching, Boolean logic
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: School of Informatics > Centre for Human Computer Interaction Design
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/4439

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