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Hong, Jasmine Yoo Jung; Kim, Narae; Lee, Sangwon; Kim, Jang Hyun – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: The present study examines how community disaster resilience and social solidarity concerning the Sewol ferry disaster, one of South Korea's most tragic maritime disasters that occurred on April 16, 2014, were portrayed on and manifested by social media during a 1-year span at three time periods. Method: Data was collected from…
Descriptors: Social Media, Semantics, Network Analysis, Language Usage
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Huang, Chi-Cheng – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: The ultimate viability of an information system is dependent on individuals' continued use of the information system. In this study, we use the technology acceptance model and the theory of interpersonal behaviour to predict continued use of information systems. Method: We established a Web questionnaire on the mySurvey Website and…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Technology Integration, Interpersonal Relationship, Prediction
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Hsiao, Bo; Zhu, Yu-Qian; Chen, Li-Yueh – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: Previous research has identified Internet anxiety and Internet identification as two important factors that predict usage and experience on the Internet. However, little is known about the relationship between them. This research aimed to untangle the relationship between Internet anxiety and Internet identification, and to…
Descriptors: Correlation, Internet, Anxiety, Identification (Psychology)
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Sin, Sei-Ching Joanna – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: This paper discusses the person-in-environment framework, which proposes the inclusion of environmental factors, alongside personal factors, as the explanatory factors of individual-level information behaviour and outcome. Method: The paper first introduces the principles and schematic formulas of the person-in-environment framework.…
Descriptors: Environmental Influences, Statistical Analysis, Interaction, Academic Achievement
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Sundin, Olof; Francke, Helena – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2009
Introduction: We aim to create an in-depth understanding of how pupils in upper secondary school negotiate the credibility and authority of information as part of their practices of learning. Particular focus is on the use of user-created resources, such as "Wikipedia", where authorship is collective and/or hard to determine. Method: An…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Ethnography, Information Seeking
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Meyers, Eric M. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2007
Introduction: changes in educational policy and practice demand that we examine school library programmes from a new perspective. As a model that takes a developmental view of minds in context, Cultural Historical Activity Theory is particularly well suited to the study of school libraries and the learning that occurs therein. This paper focuses…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Services, Best Practices, Intervention
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Heinström, Jannica – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2006
Introduction: Information literacy education is central for students as a building block for functioning citizenship in an information rich world. To support students' development of information skills we need an awareness of underlying factors behind information seeking habits. This article will discuss whether differences in middle and high…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Learning Motivation, Information Seeking
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Todd, Ross J. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2006
Introduction: This research sought to investigate how school students build on their existing knowledge of a curriculum topic and transform found information into personal knowledge, and how their knowledge of this topic changes. Method: The qualitative study involved 574 students from Grades 6 to 12 in ten New Jersey schools. The context for data…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Williamson, Kirsty; McGregor, Joy – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2006
Introduction: The paper describes an interim model for understanding the influences on information use in relation to plagiarism, with a focus on secondary school students. Available literature mostly focuses on the tertiary level and on quantifying the extent of plagiarism, with limited availability of theory or empirical research focussing on…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Secondary School Students, Models, Grade 10