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Nesset, Valerie – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: As part of a larger study in 2006 of the information-seeking behaviour of third-grade students in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, a model of their information-seeking behaviour was developed. To further improve the model, an extensive examination of the literature into information-seeking behaviour and information literacy was conducted…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Information Seeking, Literacy Education
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Wang, Lin – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Background: Cultural-historical activity theory is an important theory in modern psychology. In recent years, it has drawn more attention from related disciplines including information science. Argument: This paper argues that activity theory and domain analysis which uses the theory as one of its bases could bring about some important…
Descriptors: Information Science, Social Theories, Intellectual Disciplines, Holistic Approach
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Rodriguez-Munoz, Jose-Vicente; Martinez-Mendez, Francisco-Javier; Pastor-Sanchez, Juan-Antonio – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2012
Introduction: This paper presents an initial proposal for a formal framework that, by studying the metric variables involved in information retrieval, can establish the sequence of events involved and how to perform it. Method: A systematic approach from the equations of Shannon and Weaver to establish the decidability of information retrieval…
Descriptors: Information Retrieval, Information Systems, Holistic Approach, Models
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Steinerova, Jela – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2010
Introduction: We examine relationships between information literacy and information ecology with regard to conceptual innovation in information science. We aim to expand our understanding of human information behaviour and relevance assessment in the electronic environment. Method: Conceptual analysis and conceptual mapping is used and…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Information Science, Information Seeking, Information Retrieval
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Mursu, Anja; Luukkonen, Irmeli; Toivanen, Marika; Korpela, Mikko – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2007
Introduction: The purpose of information systems is to facilitate work activities: here we consider how Activity Theory can be applied in information systems development. Method. The requirements for an analytical model for emancipatory, work-oriented information systems research and practice are specified. Previous research work in Activity…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Models, Guidelines, Information Technology
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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
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Fidel, Raya; Pejtersen, Annelise Mark – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2004
Cognitive Work Analysis is a conceptual framework that makes it possible to analyse the forces that shape human-information interaction. This analysis can then be directly transformed to design requirements for information systems. Its approach is work-centred, rather than user-centred, as it analyses the constraints and goals that shape…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Information Science, Interaction, Design