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Huang, Hong; Tse, Shek-kam; Chu, Samuel Kai-Wah; Xiao, Xiao-yun; Lam, Joseph Wai-ip; Ng, Rex Hung-Wai; Hui, Sau-Yan – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2019
Introduction: This study examines the impact of the availability of reading resources in the school, the classroom, the home and the social environment on the reading proficiency of Grade Four primary school students in Hong Kong. Method: Data about the reading performance of Hong Kong students in the 2011 Progress in International Reading…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Reading Materials, Reading Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Rutter, Sophie; Clough, Paul D.; Toms, Elaine G. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2019
Introduction: This study provides insights into the talk (defined here as any verbal utterances issued during a search activity) that children (ages 10 and 11) engage in when finding information on the Internet for two teacher-assigned tasks with different search goals: a specific item task where the goal is to find particular information, and a…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Search Strategies, Online Searching, Internet
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Mothe, Josiane; Sahut, Gilles – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: Whether Wikipedia is to be considered a trusted source is frequently questioned in France. This paper reports the results of a survey examining the levels of trust shown by young people aged eleven to twenty-five. Method: We analyse the answers given by 841 young people, aged eleven to twenty-five, to a questionnaire. To our…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Encyclopedias, Electronic Publishing, Information Sources
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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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Nesset, Valerie – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: As part of a larger study in 2006 of the information-seeking behaviour of third-grade students in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, a model of their information-seeking behaviour was developed. To further improve the model, an extensive examination of the literature into information-seeking behaviour and information literacy was conducted…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Information Seeking, Literacy Education
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Kang, Ji Hei; Everhart, Nancy – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: A legislative mandate to adopt digital textbooks in Florida provides an opportunity to identify concerns school librarians have regarding digital textbook implementation. Method: The stages of concern questionnaire was used to identify stages of concern among Florida school librarians about their potential role in this…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Electronic Publishing, Questionnaires, Attitude Measures
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Lundh, Anna; Limberg, Louise – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2012
Introduction: This paper concerns the concept of information use. The aim of the study is to understand how information use, as an activity, is shaped when project-based methods are used in primary school. The particular focus here is information use which involves visual information resources. It relates to the overarching aim of a set of studies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Projects, Pamphlets
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Normore, Lorraine – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2011
Introduction: The perceived information needs of teachers who specialize in reading instruction for at-risk first graders were studied and related to frameworks for the role of social context in information needs, seeking and use. The frameworks considered were: disciplinarity, role theory in work settings, small worlds and information grounds and…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Information Needs, Reading Consultants, Focus Groups
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Lu, Ya-Ling – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2011
Introduction: This reported study is a part of a larger project. The research objective considered in the present paper is information behaviour and everyday hassles among youth in Taiwan. Method: The sample consisted of 133 children, including sixty-five girls and sixty eight boys, in fifth- and sixth-grade classrooms in a public elementary…
Descriptors: Coping, Information Seeking, Foreign Countries, Grade 5
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Lundh, Anna – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2010
Introduction: The concept of information needs is significant within the field of Information Needs Seeking and Use. "How" information needs can be studied empirically is however something that has been called into question. The main aim of this paper is to explore the methodological consequences of discursively oriented theories when…
Descriptors: Information Needs, Information Seeking, Theories, Models
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Kuiper, Els; Volman, Monique; Terwel, Jan – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2008
Introduction: This article reports on the adequacy and specific characteristics of 5th grade students' use of Web literacy skills and strategies after completing a programme in which these skills and strategies were the focus of attention. Method: Data were collected from twenty-one student pairs' Web use during six assignments, and recorded with…
Descriptors: Assignments, Grade 5, Internet, Computer Literacy
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Shin, Dong Hee – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2007
Introduction: This study investigates the processes involved in the development of a broadband community network in the Northeast USA. A community network project was studied by tracing the developmental processes from network design to the stabilisation of information infrastructure. Method: A case study was conducted on the broadband community…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Computer Networks
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Todd, Ross J. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2006
Introduction: This research sought to investigate how school students build on their existing knowledge of a curriculum topic and transform found information into personal knowledge, and how their knowledge of this topic changes. Method: The qualitative study involved 574 students from Grades 6 to 12 in ten New Jersey schools. The context for data…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Enochsson, AnnBritt – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2005
Introduction: The aim of this article is to look at how attitudes towards the Internet technology differ between boys and girls, and how this affects their critical approach when seeking information. Method: The approach is ethnographic, and the material was collected by means of observations, conversations, questionnaires, interviews, computer…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Internet, Computer Attitudes, Computer Use