Physicists' information behavior: a qualitative study of users

Gómez, Nancy-Diana Physicists' information behavior: a qualitative study of users., 2004 . In 70th IFLA General Conference and Council, Buenos Aires (Argentina), 22-27 August 2004. (Unpublished) [Conference paper]


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English abstract

The work analyzes information seeking behavior of students who are in the process of getting a PhD in Physics or who have recently done so. The analysis was made within the sense making approach which is centered in the user. An attempt is made to explain situations in the seek and use of information in terms of the sources, the relevance judgment criteria, organizational strategies as well as information presentation strategies. The study also looks at the physicists feelings during the information seeking process and the way the idea of information evolves in their minds throughout their PhD.

Spanish abstract

El propósito de este artículo es examinar la conducta informativa en el proceso de búsqueda y uso de la información de físicos que están en proceso o han concluido recientemente su tesis doctoral. Este estudio se realizó desde el abordaje del sense making centrado en el usuario. Se intenta explicar las situaciones comprendidas dentro del proceso de búsqueda y uso de la información, en términos de elección de fuentes, criterios de juicio de relevancia utilizados, estrategias de organización, y estrategias de presentación de la información, tanto como los sentimientos de los físicos y la definición que dan de la información.

Item type: Conference paper
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information
Depositing user: Nancy Diana Gomez
Date deposited: 22 Dec 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:05


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