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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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Mikkonen, Teemu – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: This study concerns students' criteria in the evaluation of Internet sources for a school assignment requiring reflections on a controversial issue. The findings are elaborated by analysing students' discursive accounts in justifying the use or non-use of sources. Method: The interview data was collected in a Finnish upper secondary…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Assignments, Electronic Publishing, Information Sources
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Lee, Hanseul Stephanie – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: This study examined health-related information needs, seeking, and source preferences between two distinct groups of mothers--U.S. mothers and immigrant Korean mothers in the U.S.A. Method: Using non-probability sampling, data were collected from five online communities through an online survey; 480 completed responses were used for…
Descriptors: Health Needs, Access to Information, Mothers, Immigrants
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Salehi, Sara; Du, Jia Tina; Ashman, Helen – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: Students increasingly depend on Web search for educational purposes. This causes concerns among education providers as some evidence indicates that in higher education, the disadvantages of Web search and personalised information are not justified by the benefits. Method: One hundred and twenty university students were surveyed about…
Descriptors: Internet, Search Engines, Information Seeking, College Students
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Schlebbe, Kirsten – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: The market for digital children's books is growing steadily. But the options vary in terms of quality and parents looking for suitable apps for young children can get overwhelmed quickly. This study seeks to answer how families search for suitable applications and what aspects are important to them while selecting. Method:…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Textbook Selection, Semi Structured Interviews, Parent Surveys
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Hong, Jasmine Yoo Jung; Kim, Narae; Lee, Sangwon; Kim, Jang Hyun – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: The present study examines how community disaster resilience and social solidarity concerning the Sewol ferry disaster, one of South Korea's most tragic maritime disasters that occurred on April 16, 2014, were portrayed on and manifested by social media during a 1-year span at three time periods. Method: Data was collected from…
Descriptors: Social Media, Semantics, Network Analysis, Language Usage
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Du, Jia Tina; Haines, Jelina – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: This paper reports the first stage of an ongoing information behaviour research project undertaken with a rural Indigenous community in South Australia. Method: Twenty-one Ngarrindjeri volunteers participated in the field study. Permission was granted and extensive community consultations were conducted. Analysis: Questionnaires and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Behavior, Internet
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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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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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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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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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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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Pilerot, Ola – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: Evidence-based practice has broadened and spread into new areas including librarianship. This reorientation has resulted in increased uncertainty regarding what counts as evidence and has caused a tension between formalised procedures and professional judgment. This theoretical paper aims to extend the knowledge about how…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Governance, Social Services, Ethnography
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Kim, Sung Un; Syn, Sue Yeon – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: This study examines ways in which college students perceive the credibility and usefulness of health information on Facebook, depending on topic sensitivity, information source and demographic factors. Method: With self-selection sampling, data were collected from two universities through an online survey; 351 responses were used for…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Likert Scales
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Raamkumar, Aravind Sesagiri; Foo, Schubert; Pang, Natalie – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2016
Introduction: This paper looks at the issue of inadequate and omitted citations in manuscripts by collecting the experiential opinions of researchers from the dual perspectives of manuscript reviewers and authors. Method: An online survey was conducted with participation from 207 respondents who had experience of reviewing and authoring research…
Descriptors: Citations (References), Publications, Literature Reviews, Writing (Composition)
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