Marvin Rosenberg of George Washington Research is doing research into information overload and has sent a survey out to uncover people's behaviors with respect to the topic. The full introductory note is below ...
The phrase information overload is often used to convey the simple notion of receiving too much information. This can result in difficulties with locating and using information needed to support decision making. Information overload can occur when knowledge workers try to process all relevant information in the available time. To help overcome the effects of information overload organizations, and individuals, often employ a variety of processes, techniques, and systems known as countermeasures. These countermeasures can be grouped into the following categories:
1) Personal Factors, 2) Information Characteristics, 3) Task and Process Parameters, 4) Organizational Design, 5) Information Technology
The purpose of this survey is to help identify which countermeasures are most effective in helping professional knowledge workers overcome information overload. Your answers should be based on experiences you may have encountered with each topic.
This study is being conducted using a Web-based questionnaire that will take you approximately 20-25 minutes to complete. This is an anonymous questionnaire and will not collect any identifiable information from you (i.e. No names, addresses, social security numbers, etc.).
Please click on the link below when you are ready to begin responding to the questionnaire. Note that you will be allowed to complete the questionnaire only once and you will not be able to save and restart the questionnaire before completing it.
Thank you for your time and valuable input.