Title

A Predictive Model Of Human Relevance Decisions

Date of Award

1971

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Mass Communications

Advisor(s)

William P. Ehling

Keywords

Computer science, models of psychological processes, Relevance Decision Model (REM)

Subject Categories

Communication

Abstract

This work investigates a newly developed but unvalidated model of the interrelated classes of decisions the receiver of a communication makes in relation to the data he/she receives. The model studies the receiver from a psychological viewpoint, emphasizing the decision-making judgmenets made internally by the individual.--Introduction.

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