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Article: The development of information search expertise of research students

TitleThe development of information search expertise of research students
Authors
KeywordsDevelopment
Information needs
Information search expertise
Research expertise
Research students
Issue Date2008
PublisherSage Publications Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.co.uk/journal.aspx?pid=105829
Citation
Journal Of Librarianship And Information Science, 2008, v. 40 n. 3, p. 165-177 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study identifies the development of information search expertise of 12 beginning research students (six in education and six in engineering) who were provided with a set of systematic search training sessions over a period of one year. The study adopts a longitudinal approach in investigating whether there were different stages in the development of search expertise for the research students, and examines the contributing factors in their progress from one stage of expertise to the next. The inclusion of both education and engineering students allows the researcher to examine whether search expertise development is different for students in different domains. This study provides a model which relates students' growth and development in research expertise to information search expertise. The results show that every student went through three stages of information needs during graduate studies, and the changes in information needs reflect the students' growth in knowledge of their subject. It was also found that the research students had problems in finding relevant information sources and that they needed to at least achieve a competent level of expertise in order to effectively locate information. Copyright © 2008 Sage Publications.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/60037
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.239
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.062
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dc.contributor.authorKaiWah Chu, Sen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLaw, Nen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-31T04:02:33Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-31T04:02:33Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Librarianship And Information Science, 2008, v. 40 n. 3, p. 165-177en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0961-0006en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/60037-
dc.description.abstractThis study identifies the development of information search expertise of 12 beginning research students (six in education and six in engineering) who were provided with a set of systematic search training sessions over a period of one year. The study adopts a longitudinal approach in investigating whether there were different stages in the development of search expertise for the research students, and examines the contributing factors in their progress from one stage of expertise to the next. The inclusion of both education and engineering students allows the researcher to examine whether search expertise development is different for students in different domains. This study provides a model which relates students' growth and development in research expertise to information search expertise. The results show that every student went through three stages of information needs during graduate studies, and the changes in information needs reflect the students' growth in knowledge of their subject. It was also found that the research students had problems in finding relevant information sources and that they needed to at least achieve a competent level of expertise in order to effectively locate information. Copyright © 2008 Sage Publications.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.co.uk/journal.aspx?pid=105829en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Librarianship and Information Scienceen_HK
dc.rightsJournal of Librarianship and Information Science. Copyright © Sage Publications Ltd.en_HK
dc.subjectDevelopmenten_HK
dc.subjectInformation needsen_HK
dc.subjectInformation search expertiseen_HK
dc.subjectResearch expertiseen_HK
dc.subjectResearch studentsen_HK
dc.titleThe development of information search expertise of research studentsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailKaiWah Chu, S: samchu@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLaw, N: nlaw@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0961000608092552en_HK
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