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Pham, Hue Thi – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2019
Introduction: There is little research applying structuration theory in library collaboration studies. This research aims to show how structuration theory informed a study of collaborative relationships between academics and librarians in two universities of Vietnam and Australia. Method: The research used the case study method. Data collection…
Descriptors: Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Librarians, College Faculty, Foreign Countries
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Wilson, Katie; Neylon, Cameron; Montgomery, Lucy; Huang, Chun-Kai – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2019
Introduction: Open access to digital research output is increasing, but academic library policies can place restrictions on public access to libraries. This paper reports on a preliminary study to investigate the correlation between academic library access policies and institutional positions of openness to knowledge. Method: This primarily…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Library Policy, Foreign Countries
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Berget, Gerd; Sandnes, Frode Eika – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2019
Introduction: It has been suggested that cognitive characteristics may affect search. This study investigated how decoding abilities, short-term memory capacity and rapid automatised naming skills relate to query formulation. Method: A total of twenty dyslexic participants and twenty non-dyslexic controls completed four standardised cognitive…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Short Term Memory, Naming, Search Strategies
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Huvila, Isto – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2019
Introduction: This study investigates the implications of the interplay of multiple information infrastructures to learning and conducting work and to its related information work practices, and how the materialities of work and its infrastructures play into their intermingling. Method: The present study is based on an ethnography of a week-long…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Archaeology, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
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Yilma, Tesfahun Melese; Inthiran, Anushia; Reidpath, Daniel D.; Orimaye, Sylvester Olubolu – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2019
Introduction. This paper deals with the impact of contextual features, such as sex, age, mother tongue, health status, health literacy, Internet use experience, and frequency of health information seeking on health information searching. Method. An interactive information retrieval approach was used to study users' searching behaviour. An online…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Health, Online Searching, Online Surveys
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Bukhari, Sarah; Hamid, Suraya; Ravana, Sri Devi; Ijab, Mohamad Taha – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: The understanding of the information-seeking behaviour of international students using social media is limited. Therefore, the purpose of this research is to model the information-seeking behaviour of international students when they use social media to find information. Method: A mixed method approach was employed to collect data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Seeking, Foreign Students, Social Media
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Lee, Sang Yup – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: The relational characteristics of an answerer on a social networking site can be used as cues to assess the credibility of an answer. This study examined the effects of different numbers of followers and friends of an answerer on readers' perceived credibility of an answer posted by the answerer in the context of Facebook. Method: We…
Descriptors: Social Media, Credibility, Interpersonal Relationship, Individual Characteristics
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Schultheiß, Sebastian; Sünkler, Sebastian; Lewandowski, Dirk – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: The purpose of this study is to replicate a study from 2007, which found that student users trust in Google's ability to rank results more than in their own relevance judgements. Method: In a between-subjects experiment using eye-tracking methodology, participants (n=25) worked on search tasks where the results ranking on search…
Descriptors: Internet, Eye Movements, Online Searching, Web Sites
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Shakeri, Shadi; Evangelopoulos, Nicholas; Zavalina, Oksana – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: This study proposes a theoretical framework for the complex interplay between knowledge gap and perceived risk as motivators of information seeking. Given the shortage of studies that use quantitative research methods to support theory-building in information behaviour research, the survey method is adopted and two models with…
Descriptors: Correlation, Risk, Information Seeking, State Universities
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Francke, Helena; Gamalielsson, Jonas; Lundell, Björn – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: The study describes the conditions for long-term preservation of the content of the institutional repositories of Swedish higher education institutions based on an investigation of how deposited files are managed with regards to file format and how representatives of the repositories describe the functions of the repositories.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Archives, Preservation, Higher Education
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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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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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Leeder, Chris; Shah, Chirag – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: While group work that takes place in education contexts has been studied by researchers, student collaborative research behaviour has received less attention. This empirical case study examined the strategies that students use and the obstacles they encounter while working in collaborative information seeking contexts on an in-class…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Cooperative Learning
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Méndez, David I.; Alcaraz, M. Ángeles – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: We report an investigation on collaboration practices in research papers published in the most prestigious English-medium astrophysics journals. Method: We propose an evaluation method based on three numerical indicators to study and compare, in absolute terms, three different types of collaboration (international, national and…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Researchers, Cooperation, Astronomy
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Lauri, Liia; Heidmets, Mati; Virkus, Sirje – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: This paper focuses on the information culture of higher education institutions in Estonia. The aim of the study is to explore the relationship between information culture, information management and job satisfaction, leadership style, and self-reported individual performance. Method: A total of 160 faculty members from twelve…
Descriptors: Correlation, Higher Education, Multivariate Analysis, Leadership Styles
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