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Hur hittar jag rätt information?: En undersökning om användarens dynamiska kunskapsläge
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
How Can I Find Pertinent Information? : A User Study on Dynamic Information Literacy (English)
Abstract [en]

This thesis strives to explore the PhD students’ information behavior (information needs, information search strat-egies and information management) to see how information literacy (use of information services and resources as

well asinformation accessibility and intermediation) can evolve through increased access to information, resources

and ideas.

The theoretical foundation of the study is Carol C. Kuhlthau’s model of the information search process (ISP-model). Two different surveys were used, first a participant observation and then interviews, with a user group

consisting of six postgraduates. The postgraduates were all from different disciplines within the same collage, in

the middle of their dissertation and highly motivated by regular information seeking sessions.

The study shows that postgraduate students’ knowledge of information behavior and information literacy is

inadequate, something that graduate students are largely aware of and wish to change. In conclusion, PhD students

need support to maintain, adapt and expand their knowledge. The study indicates that there are many areas where

postgraduates’ information literacy can be developed and that there is much to be gained by enhancing the

knowledge transfer between information specialists (librarians) and users.

This thesis is a two years’ Master’s thesis in Archive, Library and Museum studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , p. 72
Series
Uppsatser inom biblioteks- & informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1650-4267 ; 714
Keyword [en]
Library science, Information science, Information resources, Information behavior, Information literacy
Keyword [sv]
Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap, datorbaserad informationssökning, informationsresurser, informationsbeteende, informationskompetens
National Category
Information Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-311596Local ID: 714OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-311596DiVA, id: diva2:1060778
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Educational program
Master Programme in ALM
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Available from: 2017-01-04 Created: 2016-12-29 Last updated: 2017-01-04Bibliographically approved

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