Information-seeking behaviour of the Indian space technologists

Sridhar, M. S. Information-seeking behaviour of the Indian space technologists. Library Science with a slant to Documentation and Information Studies, 1989, vol. 26, n. 2, pp. 127-165. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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States the objectives and hypothesis of the study; highlights the scope and limitations; explains the research design; multiple methods and data collection tools used; enumerates significant findings of the study under three main objectives, namely the information-seeking behaviour of the space technologists, characteristics of the space technologists and correlation of information-seeking behaviour with characteristics of the space technologists. Various aspects of information seeking behaviour examined include motives and purposes of seeking informaiton, nature and type of information sought, sources of bibliographic information used, delegation of information-gathering work, time spent on information-gathering activities, dependence on different sources of information, inter-personal information-sharing, intra- and inter-organisational communication, informal and formal communication behaviour, use of and user-interactions with the ‘primary library’. Compares and contrasts the results with results of other similar studies, and finally concludes by highlighting the implications of the results and by projecting the areas for further research.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: user studies, user research, use studies, information seeking behaviour, communication behaviour, space technologists
Subjects: C. Users, literacy and reading. > CB. User studies.
Depositing user: Dr. M S Sridhar
Date deposited: 07 Jan 2008
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:10


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