ERIC Number: ED472863
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Information Use in Gender and Development: A Study of Behavioral Pattern.
This study was undertaken to investigate the personal reading habits of scholars/activists in the field of Women's Studies (WS), determine the use pattern of documentary sources of information in WS, and identify various sources of information used by those engaged in research work, teaching or social action work in the field of WS in India. The questionnaire method was used. Respondents selected for this study were post-graduate students of WS and teachers, as well as others working in various non-government organizations in India. Out of the total respondents (280), Social Action Group (SAG) constituted the majority (42.86%), followed by Faculty Members (FM) (31.43%) and post-graduate students of WS (25.71%). The following data tables are provided: Institution and Category-Wise Break-up of Respondents; Membership of Professional Bodies/Societies; Conference/Seminars Attended; Type of Publications; Personal Subscription of Periodicals; Ways for Keeping Abreast of Latest Developments; Preferred Channels of Information; Frequency of Visits to Institution's Library; Average Time Spent on Each Library Visit; Purpose of Visiting the Library; Relevance of Information Obtained from Own Library; Relevance of Information Obtained from Other Libraries; Sources of Information Used; Use of Government Publications; Sources for Getting Information about Government Publications; Notification of Forthcoming Conferences/Seminars; Use of Legal Sources of Information; Types of Legal Sources Used; Sources of Locating a Particular Legal Provision or Case Law; Sources of Obtaining Information about New Legislation/Amendments; and Theses and Dissertation. Appendixes include a list of "Responded NGOs" and libraries useful in the field of WS, as well as lists of frequently used: government publications; periodicals; indexing/abstracting sources and services; dictionaries/thesauri; directories; handbooks and resource guides; biographical sources; statistical resources; and dissertation sources. (AEF)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Foreign Countries, Reading Habits, Research, Researchers, Scholarship, Social Action, Teachers, Use Studies, Users (Information), Womens Studies
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: India