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ERIC Number: EJ1104358
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1368-1613
Information Literacy and the Serious Leisure Participant: Variation in the Experience of Using Information to Learn
Demasson, Andrew; Partridge, Helen; Bruce, Christine
Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, v21 n2 Jun 2016
Introduction: This study reports an investigation into the ways in which people engaged in a serious leisure activity can experience using information to learn (also known as information literacy). Method: Data were collected through twenty-two semi-structured, one-on-one, phenomenographic interviews conducted with identified serious leisure participants operating within the area of heritage (as defined by the study). Analysis: Empirical material was gathered through audio recordings and transcripts of the collated interviews. Data were analysed using structural and focused coding methods. Results: The study revealed that serious leisure participants experience using information to learn in four ways: acquiring new information, helping the learning community, self-awareness and entertainment. Conclusions: This study contributes to our understanding of information literacy as it applies to a person's everyday-life leisure world.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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