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Evans, Nina; Price, James – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction. Data, information and knowledge together constitute a vital business asset for every organization that enables every business activity, every business process and every business decision. The global legal industry is facing unprecedented change, which inevitably creates challenges for individual law firms. These global changes affect…
Descriptors: Information Management, Lawyers, Organizations (Groups), Interviews
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Kwon, Nahyun – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: This study was conducted to investigate the characteristics of research and information activities of laboratory scientists in different work positions throughout a research lifecycle. Activity theory was applied as the conceptual and analytical framework. Method: Taking a qualitative research approach, in-depth interviews and field…
Descriptors: Scientists, Scientific Research, Behavior, Qualitative Research
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Hanell, Fredrik – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: This paper reports results from an ethnographic study of teacher trainees' information activities in digital, group-based learning and their relation to the interplay between use and appropriation of digital tools and the learning environment. Method: The participants in the present study are 249 pre-school teacher trainees in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Ethnography, Cooperative Learning, Foreign Countries
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Huvila, Isto – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: This paper analyses the work practices and perspectives of professionals working with archaeological archives and the social organization of archaeological archiving and information management in Sweden. Method: The paper is based on an interview study of Swedish actors in the field of archaeological archiving (N = 16). Analysis: The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Archives, Archaeology, Information Management
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Gärdén, Cecilia – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: Self-guided learning has had a major impact on adult education, where information seeking and use are key aspects of learning. With their lack of experience in study contexts, the students are nevertheless assumed to develop information literacy. Method: The paper aims to create an understanding of how information literacy can be…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Educational Practices, Independent Study, Qualitative Research
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Gillespie, Ann; Partridge, Helen; Bruce, Christine; Howlett, Alisa – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: This paper presents the findings from a project that investigated the lived experiences of library and information professionals in relation to evidence-based practice within an Australian public library. Method: The project employed ethnography, which allows holistic description of people's experiences within a particular community…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence Based Practice, Public Libraries, Ethnography
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Moral, Cristian; de Antonio, Angelica; Ferre, Xavier; Lara, Graciela – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: In this article we propose a qualitative analysis tool--a coding system--that can support the formalisation of the information-seeking process in a specific field: research in computer science. Method: In order to elaborate the coding system, we have conducted a set of qualitative studies, more specifically a focus group and some…
Descriptors: Coding, Qualitative Research, Information Seeking, Computer Science
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Savolainen, Reijo – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: The article contributes to the conceptual studies of affective factors in information seeking by examining Kuhlthau's information search process model. Method: This random-digit dial telephone survey of 253 people (75% female) living in a rural, medically under-serviced area of Ontario, Canada, follows-up a previous interview study…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Information Seeking, Models, Interviews
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Webster, Tenny; Gollner, Kathleen; Nathan, Lisa – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: Through this paper we report on an exploratory study into the design and use of neighbourhood book exchanges in North America. We identify dominant media framings of these book exchanges in North America, along with claims made concerning the influence of the exchanges. We compare the media claims with insights from interviews with…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Books, Shared Resources and Services, Urban Areas
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Xie, Iris; Babu, Rakesh; Joo, Soohyung; Fuller, Paige – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: This study explores blind users' unique help-seeking situations in interacting with digital libraries. In particular, help-seeking situations were investigated at both the physical and cognitive levels. Method: Fifteen blind participants performed three search tasks, including known- item search, specific information search, and…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Blindness, Help Seeking, Access to Information
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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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Harlan, Mary Ann; Bruce, Christine; Lupton, Mandy – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: In a connected world youth are participating in digital content creating communities. This paper introduces a description of teens' information practices in digital content creating and sharing communities. Method: The research design was a constructivist grounded theory methodology. Seventeen interviews with eleven teens were…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Internet, Creative Activities, Sharing Behavior
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Maceviciute, Elena; Borg, Martin; Kuzminiene, Ramune; Konrad, Katie – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: Our aim is to compare the advantages and problems of e-book acquisition identified in research literature to those experienced by two Swedish university libraries. Method: A literature review was used to identify the main issues related to acquisition of e-books by academic libraries. The data for comparison were collected through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Learning
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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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Eckerdal, Johanna Rivano – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: This paper presents a way to design and conduct interviews, within a sociocultural perspective, for studying information literacy practices in everyday life. Methods: A framework was developed combining a socio-cultural perspective with a narrative interview was developed. Interviewees were invited to participate by talking and using…
Descriptors: Interviews, Information Literacy, Qualitative Research, Empowerment
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