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Look Before You Click: A Relation Browser for Federal Statistics Websites

Gary Marchionini, Ben Brunk, Anita Komlodi, Frederick G. Conrad, and John J. Bosley


In this paper, we describe a tool that allows people to browse several characteristics of federal statistical data contained in two hundred web sites before committing to any specific site. The design process used and results from usability testing for the Relation Browser tool are presented and recommendations for comparable applications are made.