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Irfan, Rabia; Khan, Sharifullah; Abbas, Muhammad Azeem; Shah, Asad Ali – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2019
Introduction. Taxonomy is an effective mean of managing and accessing a large amount of digital information. Various techniques have been developed to generate taxonomy automatically. The purpose of this study is threefold: (i) review methods and approaches adopted during taxonomy generation, (ii) identify the factors influencing the choice of a…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Taxonomy, Semantics, Natural Language Processing
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Liu, Xuan Zhen; Fang, Hui – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: The academic social network site ResearchGate (www.researchgate.net) enables researchers to feature up to five of their research products (including papers, datasets and chapters) in a 'Featured research' section on their ResearchGate home page. This provides an opportunity to discover how researchers view their own publications.…
Descriptors: Researchers, Preferences, Writing for Publication, Publishing Industry
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Muñoz-Muñoz, Ana M.; Mirón-Valdivieso, M. Dolores – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: We analyse the collaboration and co-citation networks at the international level in scientific articles about violence against women. The aim is to identify who are writing about this subject, if they are women and/or men, who the most influential authors are and which institutions they belong to, and finally which authors are cited…
Descriptors: Violence, Females, Databases, Computer Software
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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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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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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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Choo, Chun Wei – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: In an era where collective action is necessary to confront societal level risks such as climate change and food safety, we need to better understand how people are motivated to seek risk information that would lead them to make choices and behavioural changes to mitigate those hazards. Method: We selectively review the research in…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Risk, Health, Influences
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Yoon, JungWon; Huang, Hong; Soojung Kim – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: This study investigated trends in the health information-seeking behaviour of the U.S. foreign-born population over a ten-year period and examined whether health information disparities between this population and native-born citizens have decreased. Method: Data were collected from six iterations of the Health Information National…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Trend Analysis, National Surveys, Health
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Gorichanaz, Tim – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: Applied epistemology allows information studies to benefit from developments in philosophy. In information studies, epistemic concepts are rarely considered in detail. This paper offers a review of several epistemic concepts, focusing on understanding, as a call for further work in applied epistemology in information studies. Method:…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Epistemology, Hermeneutics, Literature Reviews
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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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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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Poltronieri, Elisabetta; Bravo, Elena; Curti, Moreno; Maurizio Ferri,; Mancini, Cristina – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: The purpose of this analysis was twofold: to track the number of open access journals acquiring impact factor, and to investigate the distribution of subject categories pertaining to these journals. As a case study, journals in which the researchers of the National Institute of Health (Istituto Superiore di Sanità) in Italy have…
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Journal Articles, Access to Information, Citation Analysis
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Bates, Marcia – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: Along with leading to growth in the numbers of people doing information work, the increasing role of information in our contemporary society has led to an explosion of new information professions as well. The labels for these fields can be confusing and overlapping, and what does and does not constitute an information profession has…
Descriptors: Information Science, Libraries, Librarians, Intellectual Disciplines
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Cocciolo, Anthony – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: This study addresses the following research question: is the use of text on the World Wide Web declining? If so, when did it start declining, and by how much has it declined? Method: Web pages are downloaded from the Internet Archive for the years 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2014, producing 600 captures of 100 prominent and…
Descriptors: Internet, Archives, Statistical Analysis, Layout (Publications)
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