Information-Seeking Behavior and Use of Social Science Faculty Studying Stateless Nations: A Case Study

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106398
Title:
Information-Seeking Behavior and Use of Social Science Faculty Studying Stateless Nations: A Case Study
Author:
Meho, Lokman I.; Haas, Stephanie W.
Citation:
Information-Seeking Behavior and Use of Social Science Faculty Studying Stateless Nations: A Case Study 2001-05, 23(1):5-25 Library & Information Science Research
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Library & Information Science Research
Issue Date:
May-2001
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106398
Submitted date:
2006-11-14
Abstract:
The information-seeking behavior of social science faculty studying the Kurds was assessed using a questionnaire, citation analysis, and follow-up inquiry. Two specific questions were addressed: how these faculty locate relevant government information and what factors influence their seeking behavior and use of such information. Results show that besides using traditional methods for locating relevant government information, social science faculty studying the Kurds use the World Wide Web and electronic mail too for that purpose, suggesting that these faculty are aware of, and utilize, new information technology to support their research. Results also show that the information-seeking behavior of social science faculty studying the Kurds is influenced by factors similar to those influencing other social science faculty. Moreover, results also show that accessing the needed materials is a major information-seeking activity that should be added to David Ellis's behavioral model, and that faculty examined here employ a somewhat more elaborate "differentiating" information-seeking activity than the one described in the model. Some elements of interdisciplinarity of Kurdish studies as a field of research has been discovered, however, further research is required to verify that. Implications on library services and suggestions for future research are presented.
Type:
Journal Article (Paginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
Information Seeking Behaviors
Local subject classification:
information-seeking behavior; social scientists; information needs; government information; information use

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMeho, Lokman I.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHaas, Stephanie W.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-11-14T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:45:47Z-
dc.date.issued2001-05en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-11-14en_US
dc.identifier.citationInformation-Seeking Behavior and Use of Social Science Faculty Studying Stateless Nations: A Case Study 2001-05, 23(1):5-25 Library & Information Science Researchen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/106398-
dc.description.abstractThe information-seeking behavior of social science faculty studying the Kurds was assessed using a questionnaire, citation analysis, and follow-up inquiry. Two specific questions were addressed: how these faculty locate relevant government information and what factors influence their seeking behavior and use of such information. Results show that besides using traditional methods for locating relevant government information, social science faculty studying the Kurds use the World Wide Web and electronic mail too for that purpose, suggesting that these faculty are aware of, and utilize, new information technology to support their research. Results also show that the information-seeking behavior of social science faculty studying the Kurds is influenced by factors similar to those influencing other social science faculty. Moreover, results also show that accessing the needed materials is a major information-seeking activity that should be added to David Ellis's behavioral model, and that faculty examined here employ a somewhat more elaborate "differentiating" information-seeking activity than the one described in the model. Some elements of interdisciplinarity of Kurdish studies as a field of research has been discovered, however, further research is required to verify that. Implications on library services and suggestions for future research are presented.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.subjectInformation Seeking Behaviorsen_US
dc.subject.otherinformation-seeking behavioren_US
dc.subject.othersocial scientistsen_US
dc.subject.otherinformation needsen_US
dc.subject.othergovernment informationen_US
dc.subject.otherinformation useen_US
dc.titleInformation-Seeking Behavior and Use of Social Science Faculty Studying Stateless Nations: A Case Studyen_US
dc.typeJournal Article (Paginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalLibrary & Information Science Researchen_US
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