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Selthofer, Josipa – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: The aim of the research is to analyse and compare visual identity elements of Croatian academic Websites with ones of European countries using Hofstede's model of cultural dimensions. The purpose of the research is to point to the influence a culture has on the design of Websites. Method: Graphical elements of university home pages…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Sites, Design, Colleges
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Pietikäinen, Virpi; Kortelainen, Terttu; Siklander, Pirkko – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: Teachers in Finland are demanded to develop students' competencies in information literacy. However, they can meet this demand only by collaborating with public librarians. The aim in this case study was to explore the perspectives of teachers, librarians and students in a problem-based project and to analyse the advantages and…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Librarians, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Cox, Andrew; Benson, Melanie – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: The purpose of the paper is to explore the ways in which visual methods can increase the quality of qualitative information behaviour research. Methods: The paper examines Tracy's framework of eight criteria for research quality: worthy topic, rich rigour, sincerity, credibility, resonance, significant contribution, ethical issues…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Behavioral Science Research, Photography, Social Action
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Evans, Nina; Price, James – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction. Data, information and knowledge together constitute a vital business asset for every organization that enables every business activity, every business process and every business decision. The global legal industry is facing unprecedented change, which inevitably creates challenges for individual law firms. These global changes affect…
Descriptors: Information Management, Lawyers, Organizations (Groups), Interviews
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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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Wang, Sufang; Yu, Jieli – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: Visually impaired people in China are socially excluded in multiple ways, such as employment, social status and information access. The purpose of this study is to examine their information needs and information seeking behaviour. Method: Two ways of data collection were employed: a telephone survey with a questionnaire in the first…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Impairments, Access to Information, Information Seeking
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Kwon, Nahyun – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: This study was conducted to investigate the characteristics of research and information activities of laboratory scientists in different work positions throughout a research lifecycle. Activity theory was applied as the conceptual and analytical framework. Method: Taking a qualitative research approach, in-depth interviews and field…
Descriptors: Scientists, Scientific Research, Behavior, Qualitative Research
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Afzal, Waseem – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: The purpose of this paper is to propose a methodology to conceptualize, operationalize, and empirically validate the concept of information need. Method: The proposed methodology makes use of both qualitative and quantitative perspectives, and includes a broad array of approaches such as literature reviews, expert opinions, focus…
Descriptors: Information Needs, Methods, Validity, Qualitative Research
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Nelhans, Gustaf; Lorentzen, David Gunnarsson – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: This paper deals with what academic texts and datasets are referred to and discussed on Twitter. We used document object identifiers as references to these items. Method: We streamed tweets from the Twitter application programming interface including the strings "dx" and "doi" while simultaneously streaming tweets…
Descriptors: Social Media, Research Reports, Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research
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Barriage, Sarah – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: This article explores parental perceptions of young children's everyday life information practices related to their hobbies and interests. Method: Thirty-one parents of children between the ages of four and eight years old completed a survey about their children's hobbies and interests. Questions were related to the nature of the…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Young Children, Interests, Surveys
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Yi, Zhixian – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: This study examines how Australian academic librarians perceive techniques for promoting services and resources, and the factors affecting the perceptions regarding effectiveness of techniques used. Method: Data were collected from an online survey that was sent to 400 academic librarians in thirty-seven Australian universities. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Library Services, Marketing, Academic Libraries
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Huvila, Isto – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: This paper analyses the work practices and perspectives of professionals working with archaeological archives and the social organization of archaeological archiving and information management in Sweden. Method: The paper is based on an interview study of Swedish actors in the field of archaeological archiving (N = 16). Analysis: The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Archives, Archaeology, Information Management
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Nahotko, Marek – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: Text genres used by so-called information organizers in the processes of information organization in information systems were explored in this research. Method: The research employed text genre socio-functional analysis. Five genre groups in information organization were distinguished. Every genre group used in information…
Descriptors: Information Management, Information Systems, Catalogs, Qualitative Research
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Gärdén, Cecilia – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: Self-guided learning has had a major impact on adult education, where information seeking and use are key aspects of learning. With their lack of experience in study contexts, the students are nevertheless assumed to develop information literacy. Method: The paper aims to create an understanding of how information literacy can be…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Educational Practices, Independent Study, Qualitative Research
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Pontika, Nancy – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: The National Institutes of Health public access policy requires the principal investigators of any Institutes-funded research to submit their manuscript to PubMed Central, and the open access publisher Public Library of Science submits all articles to PubMed Central, irrespective of funder. Whether the investigators, who made the…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Public Libraries, Access to Information, Standards
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