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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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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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Late, Elina – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: This paper reports empirical results of the survey focusing on reading practices in state research institutes. State research institutes are, along with universities, important actors in national innovation systems in producing especially applied research. Majority of earlier studies on scholarly communication have focused on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Projects, State Programs, Reading Habits
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Rajagopal, Prabha; Ravana, Sri Devi – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: The use of averaged topic-level scores can result in the loss of valuable data and can cause misinterpretation of the effectiveness of system performance. This study aims to use the scores of each document to evaluate document retrieval systems in a pairwise system evaluation. Method: The chosen evaluation metrics are document-level…
Descriptors: Information Retrieval, Documentation, Scores, Information Systems
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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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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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Balakrishnan, Vimala; Mehmood, Yasir; Nagappan, Yoganathan – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: Studies have indicated that users' text highlighting behaviour can be further manipulated to improve the relevance of retrieved results. This article reports on a study that examined users' text highlight frequency, length and users' copy-paste actions. Method: A binary voting mechanism was employed to determine the weights for the…
Descriptors: Online Searching, Search Strategies, Information Seeking, Feedback (Response)
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Wilson, T. D.; Maceviciute, Elena – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: This paper reports on a study of publishers' attitudes towards e-books in the context of the global situation of e-book publishing. Comparative data are drawn from a replication of a survey carried out in Sweden, in Lithuania and in Croatia. Method: A self-completed questionnaire survey was undertaken, offering respondents the choice…
Descriptors: Publishing Industry, Electronic Publishing, Books, Global Approach
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Smith, Catherine L. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: The analysis of detailed interaction records is fundamental to development of user-centred systems. Researchers seeking such data must recruit volunteers willing to allow tracking of their interactions. This study examines privacy and trust attitudes in the intent to volunteer for research requiring installation of tracking software.…
Descriptors: Privacy, Trust (Psychology), Data Analysis, Information Security
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Fontainha, Elsa; Martins, Jorge Tiago; Vasconcelos, Ana Cristina – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: This paper aims at understanding virtual communities of learning in terms of dynamics, types of knowledge shared by participants, and network characteristics such as size, relationships, density, and centrality of participants. It looks at the relationships between these aspects and the evolution of communities of learning. It…
Descriptors: Network Analysis, Communities of Practice, Economics Education, Group Dynamics
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Hilbert, Martin – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: Pressed by the increasing social importance of digital information, including the current attention given to the "big data paradigm", several research projects have taken up the challenge to quantify the amount of technologically mediated information. Method: This meta-study reviews the eight most important inventories in a…
Descriptors: Information Transfer, Measurement, Meta Analysis, Research Methodology
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Nicolaisen, Jeppe; Frandsen, Tove Faber – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: We present a new bibliometric indicator to measure journal specialisation over time, named the focus factor. This new indicator is based on bibliographic coupling and counts the percentage of re-citations given in subsequent years. Method: The applicability of the new indicator is demonstrated on a selection of general science…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Specialization, Bibliometrics, Citations (References)
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Howlett, Alisa; Howard, Zaana – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: Evidence-based practice is a process through which evidence in its various forms is sourced, appraised and applied in order to solve a problem, inform decision making, or improve practice. The purpose of this paper is to share findings from a qualitative research study that sought to identify evidence used by Australian special…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Libraries, Evidence, Qualitative Research
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Oh, Sanghee; Kim, Soojung – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Purpose: This exploratory study aims to understand college students' use and perception of social media for health information by comparing college students in the USA and Korea. Method. This study surveyed 342 college students from two state-level universities in the USA and Korea (one from each country) using a convenience sample. Analysis:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Access to Health Care, Student Attitudes
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Sapa, Remigiusz; Krakowska, Monika; Janiak, Malgorzata – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: The paper presents original research designed to explore and compare selected aspects of the information seeking behaviour of mathematicians (scientists and students) on the Internet. Method: The data were gathered through a questionnaire distributed at the end of 2011 and in January 2012. Twenty-nine professional mathematicians and…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Scientists, Internet, Mass Media Use
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