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Physician information seeking: improving relevance through research

L D Gruppen
1990 Bulletin of the Medical Library Association  
, where, and why professionals look for information in the context of practical problems.  ...  This paper reviews recent research that identifies the context in which physicians seek information and advice from external sources, the information sources that physicians access, and the factors that  ...  The purpose of the information seeking, along with the specific problem, will determine the kind of information the physician is likely to need. * What sources of information will physicians access and  ... 
pmid:2183904 pmcid:PMC225370 fatcat:ew45myrrtbhmzadysvbiixpd5y

Intra-individual information behaviour in daily life

Heidi Julien, David Michels
2004 Information Processing & Management  
This study addresses the lack of attention in the literature paid to detailed analysis of individualsÕ information behaviour in daily life contexts.  ...  event, location of information seeking activities, intended application of the information found, and source type.  ...  Acknowledgements A poster version of this paper has been accepted for presentation at the Information Seeking in Context Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, September 2002.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0306-4573(02)00093-6 fatcat:eloflhgcfbgb5ddo5soqzheomi

Information sources used by lawyers in problem solving

Margaret Ann Wilkinson
2001 Library & Information Science Research  
In solving their problems, the lawyers overwhelmingly preferred informal sources when seeking information.  ...  Neither the lawyer's gender nor the size of the center in which the practice was located influenced the type of information sources chosen.  ...  This empirical investigation of the information-seeking of practicing lawyers, in the context of the model, has suggested a revised model that better reflects the specific work roles of lawyers, as well  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0740-8188(01)00082-2 fatcat:tklaaagbhbdc3mcpwneinw4g6e

The Value of Public Relations in Investor Relations: Individual Investors' Preferred Information Types, Qualities, and Sources

Timothy Penning
2011 Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly  
In keeping with uses and gratifications theory and situational theory of problem solving, results identih specific conditions associated with investors seeking and selecting sources of information that  ...  A survey targeting individual investors addressed the types, qualities, and sources of information this specific public seeks and values.  ...  In this context, investors are a specific public because of their unique "problem" of finding information to help make informed investing decisions. As such, they clearly seek information.  ... 
doi:10.1177/107769901108800309 fatcat:ymphro6xbvd5tpqtnee5ywrymu

Formal and Informal Help-Seeking for Mental Health Problems. A Survey of Preferences of Italian Students

Barbara D'Avanzo
2012 Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health  
The most-preferred source of help was a friend, then father or mother, partner, psychologist and psychiatrist. 355 students (55%) reported high propensity to seek both informal and formal help; 33 (5%)  ...  In a survey of 710 students in Milan, Italy, help-seeking propensity measured through an Italian version of the General Help-Seeking Questionnaire was high, similar in males and females (mean total score  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This study was conducted thanks to a grant from Progetto Itaca, and thank to the voluntary work of Mrs.  ... 
doi:10.2174/1745017901208010047 pmid:22715343 pmcid:PMC3377873 fatcat:szjqb5rvtbbqjl4lswwoho754i

In Search for Patterns of User Interaction for Digital Libraries [chapter]

Jela Steinerová
2003 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The first results confirm the need to support user strategies, collaboration, different stages of information seeking and knowledge states, closer links with learning and problem solving, easy and flexible  ...  The paper provides preliminary results from a major study of the academic and research libraries users in Slovakia.  ...  Mistriková, and to selected academic and research libraries in Slovakia which have taken part in the survey.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-45175-4_2 fatcat:4quqpduimzc5vaymvswdxtgymq

Unveiling the Subjective Perception of Health Information Sources: A Three-Dimensional Source Taxonomy Based on Similarity Judgements

Oliver Wedderhoff, Anita Chasiotis, Tom Rosman, Anne-Kathrin Mayer
2018 Frontiers in Communication  
In our study, nine non-redundant sources of health information were presented to N = 150 participants who rated all 36 possible combinations of source pairs regarding their perceived similarity.  ...  Thus, the wide array of health information sources can be structured by means of the new taxonomy arranging them on three dimensions.  ...  A vast body of research exists on individuals' health information seeking behavior with regard to the preference for specific sources of health information (e.g., Dutta-Bergman, 2004; Rutten et al., 2005  ... 
doi:10.3389/fcomm.2018.00057 fatcat:qwifoa7os5d3xdkpkpg45o52eu

Information Needs of Israelis on Citizen-related Information: Results of a Survey

Judit Bar-Ilan, Shifra Baruchson-Arbib, Sheizaf Rafaeli, Gilad Ravid, Eti Yaari
2011 Libri  
The preferred sources of information were family and friends, followed by the Internet.  ...  The questionnaire included questions on the information needs and major sources of information for fulfilling these needs.  ...  Acknowledgement This research was supported by The Israel Science Foundation (grant No. 556/07).  ... 
doi:10.1515/libr.2011.025 fatcat:7h2kalmu55hljfvuwegkrdwoem

Task and Social Information Seeking: Whom Do We Prefer and Whom Do We Approach?

Yunjie Xu, Hee-Woong Kim, Atreyi Kankanhalli
2010 Journal of Management Information Systems  
perceived relational benefit is significant in the context of task information. the results also show that perceived relational benefit has a stronger effect on source preference in task information seeking  ...  Furthermore, preference for a source is a significant antecedent of the frequency of sourcing in both contexts. this study provides an explanation of the formation of organizational communication networks  ...  Acknowledgments: this research was supported by National university of Singapore, research grants r253-000-057-112 and r253-000-063-646.  ... 
doi:10.2753/mis0742-1222270308 fatcat:5w3kwmfzn5cfvkfmx27lu2vrte

Mavericks, Visionaries, Protectors, and Sages: Toward A Typology of Cognitive Structure for Decision Making in Organizations

Dennis Duchon, Donde Ashmos, Maria Nathan
1970 Journal of business strategies  
Results indicate systematic relationships between cognitive structure and both the perception of a problem and the choices made.  ...  Cognitive structure, a framework that helps the decision maker organize and interpret information, has both context (conventional vs. non-conventional) and process (conclusive vs. nonconclusive) dimensions  ...  The Maverick prefers nontraditional sources of information but then seeks to act on the newly acquired information.  ... 
doi:10.54155/jbs.14.2.106-125 fatcat:34zjz3hc65ek5mfsrftpbt5e4e

Adolescent information behaviour in everyday life decision making

Alica Kolarić, Colleen Cool, Ivanka Stričević
2018 Vjesnik bibliotekara Hrvatske  
Twenty articles were selected and analysed in the following aspects: information behaviour, including information seeking, passive information acquisition and information avoidance, information sources  ...  Adolescent information behaviour in this context proved to be accompanied with affective experiences. Limitations.  ...  The different approaches to information seeking also result in specific selection of information sources.  ... 
doi:10.30754/vbh.61.1.648 fatcat:5t6rz5sx3rb7phquiab2sqbtiq

Information Research in Leisure: Implications from an Empirical Study of Backpackers

Shan-Ju L. Chang
2009 Library Trends  
However, their relative importance varies depending on the characteristics of the source of information and the information search stage in which the source is being used.  ...  In this article I suggest that studies of leisure information behaviors and leisure activities show theoretical and practical value for both the information seeking public and the information science community  ...  Note Part of this paper first appeared in "The concepts of task, search stage and source of information in leisure activities: A case study of backpackers" by Shan-Ju Chang and Hui-Chieh Su.  ... 
doi:10.1353/lib.0.0062 fatcat:vmyo5wtuorbsxlaprypv7ak2yq

Information Seeking Behaviour of M. Ed. Students in the University of Kerala

Merrin Vimal, B. Mini Devi
2018 Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services  
This paper deals with the analysis of information seeking behavior of M.Ed. students in the University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram.  ...  A sum of 169 M Ed students were drawn for conducting the study with an objective to identify the sources of information searched by M.Ed. students, need and preferences for e-resources and print resources  ...  For information seeking in the contexts of education the content of information is of vital importance.  ... 
doi:10.51983/ijiss.2018.8.1.510 fatcat:jlgn5nmqovailjgvtrjnb2tn6a

The role of purpose, approach-avoidance, self-efficacy, intolerance of uncertainty, and locus of control in undergraduates' source selection

Rachel D. Williams, Kyung-Sun Kim
2012 Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
The primary objective of this research study poster is to explore differences in sources selected by undergraduate students in relation to two factors: 1) purpose of search, and 2) scores on the Problem-Solving  ...  First, what types of information sources do undergraduates tend to use first during an everyday-life or course-related search, and is context important?  ...  Chi square tests indicate that undergraduates select significantly different information sources based on the context of the search when comparing everyday-life information-seeking and courserelated information-seeking  ... 
doi:10.1002/meet.14504901354 fatcat:343dldoppnef5f3xgasvp6lx4e

Information Seeking and Searching Behaviour of Dental Science Professionals in Karnataka

Umesha Umesha
2013 DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology  
The present study tries to understand the information seeking and searching behaviour of dental science professional in Karnataka.  ...  This paper tries to find out the suitable information sources available for dental professionals, the areas in which dental professionals are seeking information, and the barriers they are facing in accessing  ...  The seeking behaviour of the information, in context of this study, is viewed as patterns and levels of information transfer in context of their academic, research and practice.  ... 
doi:10.14429/djlit.33.2.4193 fatcat:vvvpdmwxf5arjf5a7dor2mxklu
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