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Article: Development of information search expertise: Research students' knowledge of source types

TitleDevelopment of information search expertise: Research students' knowledge of source types
Authors
KeywordsChange and development
Information need
Information search
Research students
Training
Types of source
Issue Date2007
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, 2007, v. 39 n. 1, p. 27-40 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper reports on a study of 12 postgraduate research students' development of information search expertise. It focuses on students' perceived importance and growing understanding of different source types as they progress through their studies. Taking an in-depth longitudinal approach, this study makes use of surveys, direct observations of students' searches through various sources, students' verbalization of their thoughts while searching data-bases/sources and interviews during a one-year period. After analysing the data from the surveys and the interviews of the students with regard to their use of different source types, the paper identifies three stages of students' information needs, and links them to the progress of the students' research. The paper uncovers the roles that different source types play in different stages of research, and finds that while many students were initially unfamiliar with many source types, a growing understanding of them has contributed to the students' development of information search expertise. Copyright © 2007 Sage Publications.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/85336
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.239
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.062
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dc.contributor.authorLaw, Nen_HK
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dc.identifier.citationJournal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2007, v. 39 n. 1, p. 27-40en_HK
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dc.description.abstractThis paper reports on a study of 12 postgraduate research students' development of information search expertise. It focuses on students' perceived importance and growing understanding of different source types as they progress through their studies. Taking an in-depth longitudinal approach, this study makes use of surveys, direct observations of students' searches through various sources, students' verbalization of their thoughts while searching data-bases/sources and interviews during a one-year period. After analysing the data from the surveys and the interviews of the students with regard to their use of different source types, the paper identifies three stages of students' information needs, and links them to the progress of the students' research. The paper uncovers the roles that different source types play in different stages of research, and finds that while many students were initially unfamiliar with many source types, a growing understanding of them has contributed to the students' development of information search expertise. Copyright © 2007 Sage Publications.en_HK
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dc.rightsJournal of Librarianship and Information Science. Copyright © Sage Publications Ltd.-
dc.subjectChange and developmenten_HK
dc.subjectInformation needen_HK
dc.subjectInformation searchen_HK
dc.subjectResearch studentsen_HK
dc.subjectTrainingen_HK
dc.subjectTypes of sourceen_HK
dc.titleDevelopment of information search expertise: Research students' knowledge of source typesen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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