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Anderson, Theresa Dirndorfer – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
The paper provides a distillation of findings emerging from an ongoing series of investigations of the research practices of academics in a university context to foreground the creativity in our engagements with information. The empirical research involved an ethnographic exploration of the scholarly practices of two scholars engaged in the…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Innovation, Creative Thinking, Creativity
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Anderson, Theresa Dirndorfer – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2011
Introduction: This paper is about the challenges of working creatively and reflectively in the information-intensive environments characteristic of our digital age. Method: The paper builds upon earlier work about uncertainty in library and information science by incorporating work exploring risk cultures and uncertainty as everyday phenomena. It…
Descriptors: Creativity, Information Science, Information Services, Innovation
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Anderson, Theresa Dirndorfer – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2010
Introduction: Examines implications of research suggesting fast access to information may reduce the time needed for creative thinking and reflection. To support human thought through information provision, more opportunities to experience and work with imperfect information and to engage with ambiguities are needed. Method: Four linked arguments…
Descriptors: Creativity, Access to Information, Information Seeking, Creative Thinking
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Anderson, Theresa Dirndorfer – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2006
Introduction: This paper discusses the role uncertainty plays in judgments of the meaning and significance of ideas and texts encountered by scholars in the context of their ongoing research activities. Method: Two experienced scholars were observed as part of a two-year ethnographic study of their ongoing research practices. Layered…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Scholarship, Research, Evaluative Thinking
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Anderson, Theresa Dirndorfer – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2005
Introduction: This paper discusses how exploring the research process in-depth and over time contributes to a fuller understanding of interactions with various representations of information. Method. A longitudinal ethnographic study explored decisions made by two informants involved in scholarly research. Relevance assessment and information…
Descriptors: Interaction, Longitudinal Studies, Ethnography, Decision Making