Broad exploration or precise specificity: Two basic information seeking patterns among students

Jannica Heinström

    Tutkimustuotos: LehtiartikkeliArtikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu

    41 Sitaatiot (Scopus)

    Abstrakti

    This article investigates whether information seeking patterns can be related to discipline differences, study approaches, and personality traits. A quantitative study of 305 master's thesis students' information behavior found that their information seeking tended to be either exploratory or precise. Statistical analyses showed that inner traits seemed more influential than discipline characteristics on information behavior. Exploration or specificity was manifested in terms of both the level and scope of information students wished to retrieve and the way they searched for it.
    AlkuperäiskieliEi tiedossa
    Sivut1440–1450
    Sivumäärä11
    JulkaisuJournal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
    Vuosikerta57
    Numero11
    DOI - pysyväislinkit
    TilaJulkaistu - 2006
    OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu

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