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El Sherif, Reem; Langlois, Alexis; Pandu, Xiao; Nie, Jian-Yun; Thomas, James; Hong, Quan Nha; Pluye, Pierre – Education for Information, 2020
Mixed studies reviews include empirical studies with diverse designs (qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods). To make the process of identifying relevant empirical studies for such reviews more efficient, we developed a mixed filter that included different keywords and subject headings for quantitative (e.g., cohort study), qualitative…
Descriptors: Automation, Classification, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis
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Grad, Roland; Tang, David Li – Education for Information, 2020
Collective intelligence is shared or group intelligence that emerges from collaborative effort. We propose to harness collective intelligence through the specific tasks of producing and sharing constructive comments on synopses of clinical research, disseminated to a national community of physician members of the Canadian Medical Association. This…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Physicians, Medical Research, Foreign Countries
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Granikov, Vera; Grad, Roland; El Sherif, Reem; Shulha, Michael; Chaput, Genevieve; Doray, Genevieve; Lagarde, François; Rochette, Annie; Tang, David Li; Pluye, Pierre – Education for Information, 2020
The Information Assessment Method (IAM) is unique, theory-driven, and validated by and for different audiences. Based on a theoretical model of information outcomes, the IAM questionnaire is organized in four levels: situational relevance, cognitive impact, use, and health outcomes of information. To evaluate health information, the IAM…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Value Judgment, Feedback (Response), Information Seeking
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Granikov, Vera; Bouthillier, France; Pluye, Pierre – Education for Information, 2020
Information monitoring and keeping abreast of research trends is essential for researchers. However, as the volume of information and the number of tools for staying up to date continue to grow, researchers struggle to continuously monitor and filter scholarly articles. This is particularly true for researchers working in complex multidisciplinary…
Descriptors: Research, Users (Information), Research Skills, Research Tools
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Frati, Francesca Y. E. – Education for Information, 2020
Health care professionals, be they researchers, clinicians or educators, routinely face the need to find and apply best evidence in the context of complex situations. In order to navigate an increasingly large body of evidence advanced information literacy skills are required. More than simply a set of skills, information literacy is an approach…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Scholarship, Information Literacy
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Kluchnyk, Maria; Grad, Roland; Pluye, Pierre; Thomas, Aliki – Education for Information, 2020
Spaced education (SE) is a learning strategy that can improve long-term knowledge retention. Inspired by the concept of SE, we conducted a mixed methods study of a smartphone application (app) as a platform of SE. Objectives were to: (phase 1 quantitative) estimate the extent to which weekly alerts on the app can stimulate medical residents to…
Descriptors: Intervals, Learning Strategies, Retention (Psychology), Graduate Medical Education
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Asfour, Sara; Grad, Roland; Luctkar-Flude, Marian – Education for Information, 2020
The cancer survival rate has increased and family physicians (FPs) follow cancer survivors who experience long-term problems. Clinical practice guidelines outline best practices in cancer survivor care, but most FPs are unaware of this information. Little is known about specific barriers to survivorship guideline implementation in primary health…
Descriptors: Barriers, Guidelines, Cancer, Physicians
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Gonzalez-Reyes, Araceli; Schuster, Tibor; Grad, Roland; Pluye, Pierre – Education for Information, 2020
In this commentary, we will describe our study and report results that will be of interest to information and education professionals and researchers. Evidence-based medicine requires health professionals to keep up to date with new research-based knowledge. Canadian physicians must now participate in Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities.…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Professional Continuing Education, Medicine, Evidence Based Practice
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Pluye, Pierre; Granikov, Vera; Tang, David Li – Education for Information, 2020
Mixed methods (MM) involve combining qualitative (QUAL) and quantitative (QUAN) methods in program evaluation, primary research, and literature reviews. MM are being increasingly used in health and social sciences (in multiple fields and in an inter-field manner). Over the years, several strategies to integrate QUAL and QUAN phases, results, and…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Bibliographies, Influences, Barriers
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Gorichanaz, Tim – Education for Information, 2019
This paper examines the history of epistemological conceptualizations of the library, considered as a technology. Drawing from Heidegger's philosophy, a technology is a way of human relating to the world. At its best, this relationship is in terms of belonging and understanding, but modern information technologies may not foster such aims very…
Descriptors: Libraries, Library Role, History, Questioning Techniques
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Sant-Geronikolou, Stavroula; Martínez-Ávila, Daniel; Koulouris, Alexandros – Education for Information, 2019
As governments around the world are beginning to recognize the role of creativity in the promotion of innovation and competitive advantage in a Global Knowledge Economy (GKE), Creative Knowledge-based Industries are becoming the focus of attention. Nevertheless, and in spite of the rise of Big Data, the prevailing absence of systematic library…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Creativity, Library Role, Expertise
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Calvert, Philip – Education for Information, 2019
Virtual reality (VR) offers potential for teaching and learning, though there seems to be no prior use of VR for teaching library and information science. This paper reports on a project that used VR for teaching library design, specifically for designing a library for customers with physical impairments. A survey and interviews were used to…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Library Education, Facility Guidelines, Physical Disabilities
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Skare, Roswitha – Education for Information, 2019
The article presents an overview of the history of Documentation Studies at the University of Tromsø in Norway, a study programme founded in 1996. The article starts with a brief historical background to the degree's foundation before the main ideas behind the choice of the concept are described. The last part of the article is devoted to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Library Education, Documentation, Educational History
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Lund, Brady D.; Wang, Ting; White, Danica E. – Education for Information, 2019
This article presents an overview of the popular rankings (US News and World Report, QS World Rankings) of U.S.-based library and information science (LIS) education programs and the shortcomings of each ranking. It calls for a new, more objective ranking of LIS programs that will more accurately assess quality and sustainability of these programs…
Descriptors: Achievement Rating, Universities, Library Schools, Information Science Education
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Krtalic, Maja; Mandl, Thomas – Education for Information, 2019
The information disciplines are rapidly developing and that development brings twofold challenge for library and information science (LIS) education; in terms of delivering the content, and in terms of the content itself. The former means that, as with any other discipline, it needs to implement new technologies and didactic approaches to provide…
Descriptors: Library Education, Educational Trends, Curriculum Design, Teaching Methods
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