Re: Things that prevent learning LO1311

Romay Jean Sitze (
Fri, 19 May 1995 12:04:53 -0600 (MDT)

Replying to LO1293 --

On Thu, 18 May 1995, Dickover - Melvin E. wrote:

> Access to raw data may allow them to recognize patterns in the world that
> their filtered, summarized data would not, a cause them to change the
> filters their subordinates use for them.
> That is one reason I don't want a on-line newspaper tailored to my
> interests. I want to see what else is there, and I want to be able to
> build a model of what other people are reading so I can understand them.

I took a course in distance education techniques this Spring. My
experience with my research project for the course really confirms
Melvin's statement above. We had access to a well developed database in
the field--all the applicable articles culled from journals and conference
presentations for the last several years were on file in at least a
summary form. However, it was not until I began to research related areas
and look at the raw data there that I was able to find the information
that really enriched our project. Like Melvin, I like to see "what else
is there."

	RoMay Sitze,