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El Sherif, Reem; Pluye, Pierre – Education for Information, 2019
Online consumer health information (OCHI) is being used at an unprecedented rate, and this trend is expected to continue. Most people have used OCHI, and many may have seen the outcomes of this use (either positive or negative or both). Education and income, as indicators of socioeconomic status, are important contextual factors influencing OCHI…
Descriptors: Health Materials, Consumer Education, Information Utilization, Educational Attainment
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Dai, Jiamin; Granikov, Vera; El Sherif, Reem; Grguric, Ekatarina; Turcotte, Emmanuelle; Pluye, Pierre – Education for Information, 2019
With an increasing volume of health information online, it becomes critical for consumers to improve their search and evaluation skills to retrieve reliable information. The Patient Information Aid (PIA) program is aimed to facilitate information seeking, potentially leading to positive outcomes of online consumer health information and the…
Descriptors: Patients, Information Literacy, Information Sources, Information Seeking
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Kaur, Navdeep – Education for Information, 2019
There is a growing impetus across various disciplines to use photonovels to communicate information among people with low levels of health literacy. Photonovels present information in a form of an interesting story with photographs of real people. The purpose of this review is to describe the impact of photonovel interventions among people with…
Descriptors: Health, Literacy, Information Dissemination, Communication Strategies
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Hamzeh, Joshua; Kaur, Navdeep; Bush, Paula; Hudon, Catherine; Schuster, Tibor; Vedel, Isabelle; Hong, Quan Nha; Pluye, Pierre – Education for Information, 2019
The questionnaires' origin (sources from which elements of the questionnaire are derived) and initial development (process of making a questionnaire from elements) should be assessed before their measurement properties. There is no Critical Appraisal Tool (CAT) that comprehensively assesses the origin and initial development of questionnaires…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Information Services, Users (Information), Academic Libraries
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Magro, José L. – Education for Information, 2018
The aim of this article is to shed light on the particularities of language choice (Spanish, English, and hybridity) and identity performance among urban music (UM) affiliated individuals from Hispanic immigrant backgrounds interacting through Instagram. The participants reside in Da DMV, an emic term used to refer to the Washington DC (DC)…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Self Concept, Spanish, English (Second Language)
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Wanderley, Claudia – Education for Information, 2018
This paper briefly presents the linguistic theoretical principles in Portuguese-speaking countries that do not enhance the representation of most local languages in digital space, in national space, and particularly in the formal public space of teaching and learning. It proposes the understanding of theoretical linguistic thought in Brazil as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Portuguese, Multilingualism, Oral Tradition
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Guarda, Rebeka F.; Ohlson, Marcia P.; Romanini, Anderson V. – Education for Information, 2018
Based on recent political happenings, such as Brexit (UK) and the election of Donald Trump (USA), it has become clear that political marketing has been using 'Big Data' intensively. Information gathered from social media networks is organized into digital environments and has the power to determine the outcome of elections, plebiscites and popular…
Descriptors: Social Media, Deception, Public Opinion, Mass Media Effects
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Martínez-Ávila, Daniel – Education for Information, 2018
The paper intends to briefly present a view on current trends on our society, highlighting the technical aspects introduced by the big data phenomenon and the machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms. It covers the threats that privacy and human rights can suffer by the general ignorance about this issues, and calls for a discussion…
Descriptors: Social Change, Trend Analysis, Mathematics, Information Security
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Rodrigues, Mariana Vitti; Gonzalez, Maria Eunice Quilici – Education for Information, 2018
What is the role of information in autonomous action in data-driven societies? This question is addressed in the present paper, which aims to discuss the role of information in the dynamics of habits that guide action. A naïve map of contemporary approaches to information is proposed, with indications of the challenges faced by each of them. From…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Information Utilization, Role, Ethics
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Bujold, Mathieu; Granikov, Vera; Sherif, Reem El; Pluye, Pierre – Education for Information, 2018
Systematic reviews (SR) typically focus on well-defined topics and homogeneous populations. In contrast, conducting a SR on patients with complex care needs (PCCN) presents two main challenges: a novel ill-defined topic and a heterogeneous population. This commentary summarizes the lessons learned from our experience using crowdsourcing to meet…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Cooperation, Patients, Needs
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Ruchon, Christian; Grad, Roland – Education for Information, 2018
Evidence-based library and information practice (EBLIP) was adapted from evidence-based medicine (EBM). In doing so, problems of EBM might affect EBLIP. One issue already known in medicine which may eventually reach the field of library and information sciences (LIS) is the phenomenon of "evidence reversal". An evidence reversal (ER)…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Library Services, Library Science, Information Utilization
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Hong, Quan Nha; Pluye, Pierre – Education for Information, 2018
Literature reviews, and more particularly systematic reviews, are increasingly being produced and published. The past 40 years have been marked by considerable development of methodologies and methods in literature reviews. This paper aims to provide a brief historical overview of systematic reviews which will help to have a better understanding…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Definitions, History, Users (Information)
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Hong, Quan Nha; Fàbregues, Sergi; Bartlett, Gillian; Boardman, Felicity; Cargo, Margaret; Dagenais, Pierre; Gagnon, Marie-Pierre; Griffiths, Frances; Nicolau, Belinda; O'Cathain, Alicia; Rousseau, Marie-Claude; Vedel, Isabelle; Pluye, Pierre – Education for Information, 2018
Introduction: Appraising the quality of studies included in systematic reviews combining qualitative and quantitative evidence is challenging. To address this challenge, a critical appraisal tool was developed: the Mixed Methods Appraisal Tool (MMAT). The aim of this paper is to present the enhancements made to the MMAT. Development: The MMAT was…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Evaluation Methods, Research Design, Evaluation Criteria
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Pluye, Pierre; Hong, Quan Nha; Granikov, Vera; Vedel, Isabelle – Education for Information, 2018
A mixed studies review (MSR) is a type of literature review that includes qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods studies. This form of literature review is popular since it can provide a rich understanding of complex health interventions and programs. However, conducting a MSR can be challenging since it combines several study designs. A…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Web Sites, Editing, Collaborative Writing
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Ibekwe-SanJuan, Fidelia – Education for Information, 2018
This paper reports on an experiment of using a hybrid pedagogical approach to tackle the challenge of teaching "Information and Communication theories" to students enrolled in Master of Communication and Digital Content at the School of Communication and Journalism of Aix Marseille University in France. The hybrid pedagogical approach…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Theory, Teaching Methods, Blended Learning
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