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Cox, Andrew; Benson, Melanie – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: The purpose of the paper is to explore the ways in which visual methods can increase the quality of qualitative information behaviour research. Methods: The paper examines Tracy's framework of eight criteria for research quality: worthy topic, rich rigour, sincerity, credibility, resonance, significant contribution, ethical issues…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Behavioral Science Research, Photography, Social Action
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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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Ferran-Ferrer, Núria; Guallar, Javier; Abadal, Ernest; Server, Adan – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction. This study examines the research methods and techniques used in Spanish journals of library and information science, the topics addressed by papers in these journals and their authorship affiliation. Method. The researchers selected 580 papers published in the top seven Spanish LIS journals indexed in Web of Science and Scopus and…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Library Science, Information Science, Research Methodology
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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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Samimi, Parnia; Ravana, Sri Devi; Webber, William; Koh, Yun Sing – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: Despite the popularity of crowdsourcing, the reliability of crowdsourced output has been questioned since crowdsourced workers display varied degrees of attention, ability and accuracy. It is important, therefore, to understand the factors that affect the reliability of crowdsourcing. In the context of producing relevance judgments,…
Descriptors: Reliability, Value Judgment, Competence, Individual Characteristics
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Wang, Sufang; Yu, Jieli – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: Visually impaired people in China are socially excluded in multiple ways, such as employment, social status and information access. The purpose of this study is to examine their information needs and information seeking behaviour. Method: Two ways of data collection were employed: a telephone survey with a questionnaire in the first…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Impairments, Access to Information, Information Seeking
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Zhu, Yongjun; Kim, Meen Chul; Chen, Chaomei – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: Opinion mining has been receiving increasing attention from a broad range of scientific communities since early 2000s. The present study aims to systematically investigate the intellectual structure of opinion mining research. Method: Using topic search, citation expansion, and patent search, we collected 5,596 bibliographic records…
Descriptors: Opinions, Data Analysis, Information Science, Research
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Grigas, Vincas; Juzeniene, Simona; Velickaite, Jone – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: Recent developments in the field of scientific information resource provision lead us to the key research question, namely,what is the coverage of freely available information sources when writing doctoral theses, and whether the academic library can assume the leading role as a direct intermediator for information users. Method:…
Descriptors: Information Sources, Doctoral Dissertations, Writing (Composition), Academic Libraries
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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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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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Afzal, Waseem – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: The purpose of this paper is to propose a methodology to conceptualize, operationalize, and empirically validate the concept of information need. Method: The proposed methodology makes use of both qualitative and quantitative perspectives, and includes a broad array of approaches such as literature reviews, expert opinions, focus…
Descriptors: Information Needs, Methods, Validity, Qualitative Research
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Savolainen, Reijo – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: This paper elaborates the picture of information sharing and knowledge sharing as forms of communicative activity. Method: A conceptual analysis was made to find out how researchers have approached information sharing and knowledge sharing from the perspectives of transmission and ritual. The findings are based on the analysis of one…
Descriptors: Information Dissemination, Sharing Behavior, Knowledge Management, Interpersonal Communication
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Maceviciute, Elena; Wilson, T. D.; Gudinavicius, Arunas; Šuminas, Andrius – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: This paper reports on a study of e-books issues in academic libraries in two European countries representative of small language markets--Sweden and Lithuania. Method: Questionnaire surveys, using the same instrument, were carried out in Swedish and Lithuanian academic libraries. Analysis: Quantitative analysis was performed using…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Books, Online Surveys, Cross Cultural Studies
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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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