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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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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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Lundh, Anna Hampson – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: This paper problematises how children are categorised as a specific user group within information behaviour research and discusses the implications of this categorisation. Methods: Two edited collections of papers on children's information behaviour are analysed. Analysis: The analysis is influenced by previous discourse analytic…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Behavioral Sciences, Information Seeking, Educational Research
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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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Johnson, Catherine A. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: This paper presents a review of research framed within the concept of social capital and published by library and information science researchers. Method: Ninety-nine papers fitting the criteria of having a specific library and information science orientation were identified from two periodical databases: "Library and…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Library Research, Information Science, Social Theories
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Joo, Soohyung; Kipp, Margaret E. I. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: This study examines the structure of Web space in the field of library and information science using multivariate analysis of social tags from the Website, Delicious.com. A few studies have examined mathematical modelling of tags, mainly examining tagging in terms of tripartite graphs, pattern tracing and descriptive statistics. This…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Library Science, Information Science, Multivariate Analysis
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Koh, Kyungwon; Rubenstein, Ellen; White, Kelvin – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: This pilot study examined how current information behaviour research addresses the implications and potential impacts of its findings. The goal was to understand what implications and contributions the field has made and how effectively authors communicate implications of their findings. Methods: We conducted a content analysis of 30…
Descriptors: Information Science, Behavioral Science Research, Pilot Projects, Content Analysis
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Gorichanaz, Tim – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: Ultrarunning is an individual sport and serious leisure pursuit that requires ongoing information access and use during events, but has not yet been studied in information research. This study leverages a link between the theory of life in the round and the serious leisure perspective to explore the information experience of an…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Access to Information, Experience, Athletes
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Grandbois, Jennifer; Beheshti, Jamshid – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: This study aims to gain a greater understanding of the development of open access practices amongst library and information science authors, since their role is integral to the success of the broader open access movement. Method: Data were collected from scholarly articles about open access by library and information science authors…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, Library Science, Information Science, Access to Information
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Gillespie, Ann – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: This research is the first to investigate the experiences of teacher-librarians as evidence-based practice. An empirically derived model is presented in this paper. Method: This qualitative study utilised the expanded critical incident approach, and investigated the real-life experiences of fifteen Australian teacher-librarians,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Libraries, Librarians, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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Turner, Deborah; Allen, Warren – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: This investigation opens with a description of why studying non-traditional, oral documents can inform efforts to extend traditional library and information science practices, of description, storage, and retrieval, to artefacts made available through emerging media. Method: This study extends the method used to identify a document,…
Descriptors: Library Materials, Information Science, Oral History, Electronic Publishing
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Audunson, Ragnar; Aabo, Svanhild – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: The paper discusses the often-repeated assertion that digitization makes libraries and librarians redundant by giving everyone access to the information they need without having to rely upon librarians as information middlemen. Method: Relevant articles both from research literature and from discussions in the public sphere…
Descriptors: Librarians, Library Role, Relevance (Education), Definitions
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Milojevic, Staša – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: Disciplinarity and other forms of differentiation in science have long been studied in the fields of science and technology studies, information science and scientometrics. However, it is not obvious whether these fields are building on each other's findings. Methods: An analysis is made of 609 articles on disciplinarity…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disciplines, Sciences, Technology, Library Services
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Bawden, David; Robinson, Lyn – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: Rolf Landauer declared in 1991 that "information is physical". Since then, information has come to be seen by many physicists as a fundamental component of the physical world; indeed by some as the physical component. This idea is now gaining currency in popular science communication. However, it is often far from clear…
Descriptors: Information Science, Physical Sciences, Scientific Concepts, Library Science
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