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From the McGill University School of Information Studies, Speaker Series 2009-2010. Talk given November 20, 2009 by Lorie A. Kloda

From the McGill University School of Information Studies, Speaker Series 2009-2010. Talk given November 20, 2009 by Lorie A. Kloda

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  • 1. Qualitative Methodology in Information Behaviour Research Lorie Kloda MLIS, PhD Candidate McGill School of Information Studies November 20, 2009
  • 2. Jessica Hagy. (2006 Dec 28). As the tenth bullet states. Indexed. http://thisisindexed.com/ L. Kloda | Qualitative Methodology in IB | Nov. 20 2009
  • 3. Background Why am I doing this? L. Kloda | Qualitative Methodology in IB | Nov. 20 2009
  • 4. What is Information Behaviour? "...the totality of human behaviour in relation to sources and channels, including both active and passive information seeking, and information use." (p. 49) Wilson, T. D. (2000). Human information behavior. Informing Science, 3(2), 49-56. “… that which is concerned with information seeking, determining people's information needs, and information use.“ (p. 291) Julien, H. & Duggan, L. J. (2000). A longitudinal analysis of the information needs and uses literature. Library & Information Science Research, 22, 291-309. L. Kloda | Qualitative Methodology in IB | Nov. 20 2009
  • 5. Noisn8r. Umbrellas at the races. Retrieved 21 Feb 2008 from http://www.flickr.com/photos/noiseh8r/155191673/ L.Kloda | Information Practice | Feb. 27 , 2008
  • 6. What about Information Practices? "...the emphasis is placed on the role of contextual factors of information seeking, use, and sharing, as distinct from the individualist and often decontextualized approaches that are seen as characteristic of assumptions of information behavior." (p.121) Savolainen, R. (2007). Information behaviour and information practice: Reviewing the "umbrella concepts" of information-seeking studies. Library Quarterly, 77, 109-132 L. Kloda | Qualitative Methodology in IB | Nov. 20 2009
  • 7. Information Behaviour Information Practices focus on individual, behaviours, focus on the contextual decontextualized constructivist or social cognitive viewpoint constructionist viewpoint "seen to be triggered by needs "continuity and habitualization and motives" of activities affected and shaped by social and cultural factors" Ellis' model of information Chatman's 'Life in the Round' seeking L. Kloda | Qualitative Methodology in IB | Nov. 20 2009
  • 8. Evolution of Information Behaviour Research 1963 1978 1986 2004 2007 1966 1982 1990 2005 Paisley, W. J. (1968). Information needs and uses. Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, 3, 1- 30. Wilson, T. D. (1981). On user studies and information needs. Journal of Documentation, 37, 3-15. Brittain, J. M. (1982). Pitfalls of user research, and some neglected areas. Social Science Information Studies, 2, 139-148. Dervin, B. & Nilan, M. (1986). Information needs and uses. Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, 21, 3-33. Case, D. O. (2006). Information behavior. Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, 40, 293-327. Julien, H. & Duggan, L. J. (2000). A longitudinal analysis of the information needs and uses literature. Library & Information Science Research, 22, 291-309.
  • 9. McKechnie, L. (E. F.). (2006) “Spiderman is not for babies (Peter, 4 years): The “boys and reading problem” from the perspective of the boys themselves. Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, 30(1/2), 57-67.
  • 10. McKenzie, P. (2003). A model of information practices in accounts of everyday-life information seeking. Journal of Documentation, 59(1), 19-40.
  • 11. Reneker, M. H. (1993). A qualitative study of information seeking among members of an academic community: Methodological issues and problems. Library Quarterly, 63, 487.
  • 12. My Research L. Kloda | Qualitative Methodology in IB | Nov. 20 2009
  • 13. Kloda, L. A. & Bartlett, J. C. (2009). Clinical information behavior of rehabilitation therapists: a review of the research on occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech-language pathologists. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 97(3), 194-202. L. Kloda | Qualitative Methodology in IB | Nov. 20 2009
  • 14. Lessons Learned L. Kloda | Qualitative Methodology in IB | Nov. 20 2009
  • 15. http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/posters/7c3a/zoom/
  • 16. http://www.flickr.com/photos/valerianasolaris/3626032099/
  • 17. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrvilhauer/2640466067/
  • 18. Thank You Jessica Hagy. (2009 Oct 9). Needles and haystacks and such. Indexed. http://thisisindexed.com/ L. Kloda | Qualitative Methodology in IB | Nov. 20 2009

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