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Kvinnliga finlandssvenskars informationspraktiker i samband med flytt till Sverige
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Female Finnish Swedes’ information practices in connection to their move to Sweden (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to contribute to knowledge about the information practices of female Finnish Swedes who have moved to Sweden. The study takes a sociocultural perspective. The analytical focus is on the concept ‘information practice’. Due to the complexity of the concept, focus has been on central constituents such as information interests, information resources and information seeking activities. Semi-structured interviews with ten informants have been conducted and analyzed using thematic analysis together with McKenzie’s (2003) model of information practices in everyday-life.

Six themes emerged concerning information interests: economy, accommodation, employment, healthcare and welfare, personal interests and registration in Sweden. The information resources could be clustered in 3 categories: authorities, public agencies and social networks. Interpersonal contact was important when selecting information resources. This is known from earlier studies but in this study, not only acquaintances, but authorities and public agencies were used as long as an interpersonal contact existed. McKenzie’s (2003) model was applied to the data and all four information seeking modes could be identified; active seeking, active scanning, non-directed monitoring and by proxy, even though non-directed monitoring situations were few. The informants’ information practices varied and their information seeking did not end until enough information was found. Informants became more aware of their information practices in a Swedish context compared to a Finnish context.

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2018.
Keywords [sv]
finlandssvenskar, finlandssvenska kvinnor, informationspraktik, informationssökning, informationsintresse, informationsresurser
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Information Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-14377OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-14377DiVA, id: diva2:1228451
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Library and Information Science
Available from: 2018-07-02 Created: 2018-06-28 Last updated: 2018-07-02Bibliographically approved

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