Information behaviour of university students

Ortoll, Eva and González-Teruel, Aurora and Gilabert-Ros, Esther Information behaviour of university students., 2009 . In International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries - QQML2009, Chania (Greece), 26-29 May 2009. [Conference paper]


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This work presents the preliminary results of an information behaviour study of students in two Spanish universities. A qualitative methodology was adopted and the results analysed following the grounded theory. The results were classified according to the reasons that motivated the information seeking behaviour, the means used for their resolution and the results of the search process. The use of a qualitative perspective allowed us to obtain a general picture of university students’ information problems. Future lines of research are determined, and the results include a future research agenda

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Information behaviour, qualitative methodology, university students
Subjects: C. Users, literacy and reading. > CC. User categories: children, young people, social groups.
C. Users, literacy and reading. > CB. User studies.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BH. Information needs and information requirements analysis.
Depositing user: Aurora Gonzalez-Teruel
Date deposited: 19 Jul 2009
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:14


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