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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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Savolainen, Reijo – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: The article contributes to conceptual studies of information behaviour research by examining the conceptualisations of information seeking and related terms such as information search and browsing. Method: The study builds on Bates' integrated model of information seeking and searching, originally presented in 2002. The model was…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Incidental Learning, Literature Reviews, Information Sources
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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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Savolainen, Reijo – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2009
Introduction: The study contributes to the conceptual investigation of information use by reviewing the conceptions of epistemic work proposed by Cook and Brown, and knowing in practice proposed by Orlikowski. The above conceptions are developed in the field of organization science. Method: The key articles by Cook and Brown, and Orlikowski were…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Information Theory, Information Utilization, Epistemology
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Savolainen, Reijo – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2007
Introduction: This article results from a qualitative case study focusing on the information seeking practices of environmental activists. The main attention was devoted to their perceptions of media credibility and cognitive authority in the context of seeking orienting information about environmental issues in particular. Method: The empirical…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Information Seeking, Activism
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Savolainen, Reijo – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2006
Introduction: This paper investigates the ways in which spatial factors have been approached in information seeking studies. The main attention was focused on studies discussing information seeking on the level of source selection and use. Method: Conceptual analysis of about 100 articles and books thematizing spatial issues of information…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Information Seeking, Research Reports, Information Sources
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Talja, Sanna; Savolainen, Reijo; Maula, Hanni – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2004
Based on a qualitative comparative study across four domains, this paper explores how the use and perceived usefulness of scholarly mailing lists is related to primary search methods, collaboration patterns, loci of critical information, physical proximity of like-minded colleagues, field size, the desirability of sharing information in public or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Mail, Qualitative Research
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Savolainen, Reijo – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2004
Based on the interviews of eighteen participants, the ways in which people talk about their source preferences with regard to the Internet in everyday life information seeking were investigated by using discourse analysis. Three major interpretative repertoires were identified: Enthusiastic, Realistic and Critical. The Enthusiastic repertoire…
Descriptors: Internet, Information Seeking, Information Sources, Preferences