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Mikkonen, Teemu – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: This study concerns students' criteria in the evaluation of Internet sources for a school assignment requiring reflections on a controversial issue. The findings are elaborated by analysing students' discursive accounts in justifying the use or non-use of sources. Method: The interview data was collected in a Finnish upper secondary…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Assignments, Electronic Publishing, Information Sources
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Ju, Boryung; Albertson, Dan – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: This study examines the effects of certain key factors on users' intention to ultimately adopt and use video digital libraries for facilitating their information needs. The individual factors identified for this study, based on their given potential to influence use and acceptance of video digital libraries, were categorised for data…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Video Technology, Use Studies, Users (Information)
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Schlebbe, Kirsten – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: The market for digital children's books is growing steadily. But the options vary in terms of quality and parents looking for suitable apps for young children can get overwhelmed quickly. This study seeks to answer how families search for suitable applications and what aspects are important to them while selecting. Method:…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Textbook Selection, Semi Structured Interviews, Parent Surveys
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Shakeri, Shadi; Evangelopoulos, Nicholas; Zavalina, Oksana – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: This study proposes a theoretical framework for the complex interplay between knowledge gap and perceived risk as motivators of information seeking. Given the shortage of studies that use quantitative research methods to support theory-building in information behaviour research, the survey method is adopted and two models with…
Descriptors: Correlation, Risk, Information Seeking, State Universities
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Du, Jia Tina; Haines, Jelina – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: This paper reports the first stage of an ongoing information behaviour research project undertaken with a rural Indigenous community in South Australia. Method: Twenty-one Ngarrindjeri volunteers participated in the field study. Permission was granted and extensive community consultations were conducted. Analysis: Questionnaires and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Behavior, Internet
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Deng, Shengli; Lin, Yanqing; Liu, Yong; Chen, Xiaoyu; Li, Hongxiu – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: Personality and trust have been found to be important precursors of information-sharing behaviour, but little is known about how these factors interact with each other in shaping information-sharing behaviour. By integrating both trust and user personality into a unified research framework, this study examines how trust mediates the…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Social Media, Social Networks, Structural Equation Models
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Weinberger, Maor; Zhitomirsky-Geffet, Maayan; Bouhnik, Dan – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: In this exploratory study, we proposed an experimental framework to investigate and model male/female differences in attitudes towards online privacy and anonymity among Israeli students. Our aim was to comparatively model men and women's online privacy attitudes, and to assess the online privacy gender gap. Method: Various factors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Gender Differences, Student Attitudes
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Barriage, Sarah – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: This article explores parental perceptions of young children's everyday life information practices related to their hobbies and interests. Method: Thirty-one parents of children between the ages of four and eight years old completed a survey about their children's hobbies and interests. Questions were related to the nature of the…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Young Children, Interests, Surveys
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Raamkumar, Aravind Sesagiri; Foo, Schubert; Pang, Natalie – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: This paper looks at the issue of inadequate and omitted citations in manuscripts by collecting the experiential opinions of researchers from the dual perspectives of manuscript reviewers and authors. Method: An online survey was conducted with participation from 207 respondents who had experience of reviewing and authoring research…
Descriptors: Citations (References), Publications, Literature Reviews, Writing (Composition)
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Qayyum, M. Asim; Smith, David – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: Use of the Internet for open Web searches is common among university students in academic learning tasks. The tools used by students to find relevant information for online assessment tasks were investigated and their information seeking behaviour was documented to explore the impact on assessment design. Method: A mixed methods…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Freshmen, Computer Assisted Testing, Information Seeking
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Taylor, Arthur; Dalal, Heather A. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: This paper aims to determine how appropriate information literacy instruction is for preparing students for these unmediated searches using commercial search engines and the Web. Method. A survey was designed using the 2000 Association of College and Research Libraries literacy competency standards for higher education. Survey…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Standards, Student Surveys, Internet
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Sapa, Remigiusz; Krakowska, Monika; Janiak, Malgorzata – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: The paper presents original research designed to explore and compare selected aspects of the information seeking behaviour of mathematicians (scientists and students) on the Internet. Method: The data were gathered through a questionnaire distributed at the end of 2011 and in January 2012. Twenty-nine professional mathematicians and…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Scientists, Internet, Mass Media Use
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Quan-Haase, Anabel; Martin, Kim; Schreurs, Kathleen – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: This paper aims to understand the adoption of e-books and e-readers by persons aged sixty and above. This includes an investigation into where seniors are in the stages of e-book adoption. Method: Data were collected through semi-structured interviews in a mid-size city in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. Analysis: Interviews were…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Books, Older Adults, Reading Material Selection
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Gainor, Rhiannon; Bouthillier, France – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: The purpose of this qualitative, exploratory study is to clarify ambiguous concepts in intelligence services literature specifically related to measurement of intelligence outcomes and impact. Method: Face to face interviews were held with five subject experts from various intelligence fields and countries regarding their…
Descriptors: Outcome Measures, Information Processing, Interviews, Expertise
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Kostagiolas, Petros; Martzoukou, Konstantina; Georgantzi, Georgia; Niakas, Dimitris – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: This study investigated the information seeking behaviour and needs of parents of paediatric patients and their motives for seeking Internet-based information. Method: A questionnaire survey of 121 parents was conducted in a paediatric clinic of a Greek university hospital. Analysis: The data were analysed using SPSS; descriptive…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Behavior Patterns, Physicians, Anxiety
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