ERIC Number: ED054806
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Reference Count: 0
Information Requirements of Researchers in the Social Sciences. Volume 1: Text.
Bath Univ. of Technology (England). Univ. Library.
The main findings of an investigation into the information requirements of the Social Sciences, conducted between September 1967 and December 1970, are reported. It covers the information needs of social science researchers, and of teachers in social science departments of universities. The objective of the investigation was to provide material useful for the design of information systems. Data were collected not only on current information gathering practices and information uses but also on more fundamental issues relating to the nature of the work being carried out and the type of information required for it. Three methods of investigation were used: (1) a questionnaire circulated to a national sample drawn from a population of all the social science researchers that could be identified, (2) interviews and (3) day-to-day observation of a very small number of social scientists. A review of relevant literature and work already conducted was an essential ingrediant of this investigation. (Volume II of this report which contains the tables of the study is available as LI 003083) (Author/NH)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bath Univ. of Technology (England). Univ. Library.
Note: (56 References); Investigation into Information Requirements of the Social Sciences, Research Report 1