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Exploring Methods in Information Literacy Research

Exploring Methods in Information Literacy Research Book
Author : Suzanne Lipu,Kirsty Williamson,Annemaree Lloyd
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2007-06-01
ISBN : 1780634129
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides an overview of approaches to assist researchers and practitioners to explore ways of undertaking research in the information literacy field. The first chapter provides an introductory overview of research by Dr Kirsty Williamson (author of Research Methods for Students, Academics and Professionals: Information Management and Systems) and this sets the scene for the rest of the chapters where each author explores the key aspects of a specific method and explains how it may be applied in practice. The methods covered include those representing qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods. Both a chapter on the topical evidence-based practice approach, and another critiquing it, are also included. The final chapter points the way towards potential new directions for the burgeoning field. Renowned information literacy researcher Dr Christine Bruce affirms the usefulness of the book: New researchers and early career professionals will appreciate the clarity of the introductions provided' to each of the methods covered.

Information Literacy Lifelong Learning and Digital Citizenship in the 21st Century

Information Literacy  Lifelong Learning and Digital Citizenship in the 21st Century Book
Author : Serap Kurbanoglu,Sonja Špiranec,Esther Grassian,Diane Mizrachi,Ralph Catts
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2014-12-13
ISBN : 3319141368
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the European Conference on Information Literacy, ECIL 2014, held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, in October 2014. The 93 revised full papers presented together with two keynotes and one invited paper were carefully reviewed and selected from 283 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on theoretical framework; related concepts; research; rights and ethics; children; higher education; education and instruction; assessment and evaluation; libraries; different aspects.

Information Literacy and Lifelong Learning

Information Literacy and Lifelong Learning Book
Author : John Crawford,Christine Irving
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2013-11-18
ISBN : 1780633483
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book reviews the role of information literacy (IL) in developing employability skills, personal health management and informal learning from a variety of areas including: information policy issues, information usage and training needs and skills development. Early years education, lifelong learning and the role of IL in relevant organisations, including government departments, skills agencies, and professional bodies will also be considered. With a UK focus, this book also considers the leading role of the US in the development of information literacy policy. Case studies and examples of good practise are included and discussed, drawn primarily from Europe, North America and Australasia, also identified examples from other countries. Looks at value and impact and discusses policymaking and issues for the future. Conveniently brings together a usable text to which people can easily refer to for an overview of a diffuse area No existing book considers this subject area from a UK and European perspective Also aimed at a non-traditional readership including educationalists, lifelong learning activists and those involved with informal learning activities

Media and Information Literacy in Higher Education

Media and Information Literacy in Higher Education Book
Author : Dianne Oberg,Siri Ingvaldsen
Publisher : Chandos Publishing
Release : 2016-11-18
ISBN : 0081006314
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Media and Information Literacy in Higher Education: Educating the Educators is written for librarians and educators working in universities and university colleges, providing them with the information they need to teach media and information literacy to students at levels ranging from bachelor to doctoral studies. In order to do so, they need to be familiar with students’ strengths and weaknesses regarding MIL. This book investigates what university and college students need to know about searching for, and evaluating, information, and how teaching and learning can be planned and carried out to improve MIL skills. The discussions focus on the use of process-based inquiry approaches for developing media and information literacy competence, involving students in active learning and open-ended investigations and emphasizing their personal learning process. It embraces face-to-face teaching, and newer forms of online education. Examines the intersecting roles of academic librarians, teacher educators, and library educators in preparing library students and teacher education students to use the library Brings new perspectives from both teacher educator and library educator, and draws connections between higher and secondary education (K12) Draws on a number of competences, skills, knowledge, experiences, and reflections from a variety of perspectives, and focuses on libraries as efficient tools in all kinds of education and learning activities Written by an international group of authors with firsthand experience of teaching MIL Looks at how libraries can contribute to the promotion of civic literacy within higher education institutions and in society more widely

Research Methods

Research Methods Book
Author : Kirsty Williamson,Graeme Johanson
Publisher : Chandos Publishing
Release : 2017-11-27
ISBN : 0081022212
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Research Methods: Information, Systems, and Contexts, Second Edition, presents up-to-date guidance on how to teach research methods to graduate students and professionals working in information management, information science, librarianship, archives, and records and information systems. It provides a coherent and precise account of current research themes and structures, giving students guidance, appreciation of the scope of research paradigms, and the consequences of specific courses of action. Each of these valuable sections will help users determine the relevance of particular approaches to their own questions. The book presents academics who teach research and information professionals who carry out research with new resources and guidance on lesser-known research paradigms. Provides up-to-date knowledge of research methods and their applications Provides a coherent and precise account of current research themes and structures through chapters written by authors who are experts in their fields Helps students and researchers understand the range of quantitative and qualitative approaches available for research, as well as how to make practical use of them Provides many illustrations from projects in which authors have been involved, to enhance understanding Emphasises the nexus between formulation of research question and choice of research methodology Enables new researchers to understand the implications of their planning decisions

Practising Information Literacy

Practising Information Literacy Book
Author : Annemaree Lloyd,Sanna Talja
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2010-06-01
ISBN : 1780632800
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book showcases new interdisciplinary academic research on the relationship between information literacy and learning. It combines findings with new understandings drawn from theoretical and empirical research conducted in primary and secondary schools, higher education, workplaces, and community contexts. The studies offer new insights into questions such as how transferable are the information practices and skills learned in one context to other contexts? What is the degree to which information competences are generic, to what degree are they domain and context specific? What are the kinds of challenges and outcomes that emerge from incorporating information literacy into education and training courses? And, most importantly, what kinds of theories and philosophies regarding the nature of learning, information, and knowledge, should information literacies education and research efforts be based on?

Developing People s Information Capabilities

Developing People s Information Capabilities Book
Author : Mark Hepworth,Geoff Walton
Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
Release : 2013-08-01
ISBN : 1781907676
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Developing People's Information Capabilities: Fostering Information Literacy in Educational, Workplace and Community Contexts is Vol 8 of the well regarded Library and Information Science Series. This book hones in on accessible issues across different work and educational contexts and is of value to both academic and practitioner.

Library and Information Science Research in Asia Oceania Theory and Practice

Library and Information Science Research in Asia Oceania  Theory and Practice Book
Author : Du, Jia Tina
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2014-02-28
ISBN : 1466651598
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Historically, the major Library and Information Science (LIS) research-producing centers of the world have largely been the universities and information institutions of North America, the United Kingdom, and Europe. This is changing with the growth of Asian economies, universities, and information industries. Library and Information Science Research in Asia-Oceania: Theory and Practice presents evolving and emerging research and development in the field of library and information science (LIS) in diverse countries in Asia-Oceania as the region continues to develop. This book is intended as a useful resource for LIS researchers, scholars, students, professionals, and practitioners, and is an appropriate text for courses in LIS. In addition, anyone interested in understanding the LIS field in the region will find this book a fascinating and enlightening read.

Qualitative Methodologies And Data Collection Methods Toward Increased Rigour In Management Research

Qualitative Methodologies And Data Collection Methods  Toward Increased Rigour In Management Research Book
Author : Edward Groenland,Leo-paul Dana
Publisher : World Scientific
Release : 2019-11-05
ISBN : 9811206554
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Globalisation opens new frontiers of research that require advanced research methods. While quantitative methods are ideal in some situations, qualitative methods are more appropriate for responding to 'how' questions in new contexts. They aim to understand and provide a holistic picture via interaction — a unique advantage over quantitative methods. This textbook for graduate students introduces qualitative research and covers major qualitative methodologies and data collection methods.The choice of methodologies in this book is based on their actual applicability in management research. This approach provides a hands-on emphasis while maintaining both scientific rigour and rooting, and a high practicality level with respect to problem analysis, the collection of data, and the way this data should be analysed.Students and researchers will benefit from features including explanations of the advantages and disadvantages of methodological choices, and elaborated examples of good articles. The reader will acquire an overview of current methodologies, which will facilitate the choice process with respect to research approaches, and is also encouraged to bring personal research skills to a higher level.

Handbook of Qualitative Research Techniques and Analysis in Entrepreneurship

Handbook of Qualitative Research Techniques and Analysis in Entrepreneurship Book
Author : Helle Neergaard,Claire M. Leitch
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2015-10-30
ISBN : 1849809879
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

One of the most challenging tasks in the research design process is choosing the most appropriate data collection and analysis technique. This Handbook provides a detailed introduction to five qualitative data collection and analysis techniques pertinent to exploring entrepreneurial phenomena. Techniques for collecting and analysing data are rarely addressed in detail in published articles. In addition, the constant development of new tools and refinement of existing ones has meant that researchers often face a confusing range from which to choose. The experienced and expert group of contributors to this book provide detailed, practical accounts of how to conduct research employing focus groups, critical incident technique, repertory grids, metaphors, the constant comparative method and grounded theory. This Handbook will become the starting point for any research project. Scholars new to entrepreneurship and doctoral students as well as established academics keen to extend their research scope will find this book an invaluable and timely resource.

Visionary Leaders for Information

Visionary Leaders for Information Book
Author : Arthur Winzenried
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2010-06-30
ISBN : 1780634102
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book examines the theory, behaviour, connections and issues of modern information organizations. Asking leading professionals where we may be in the near future, it challenges both our perceptions and preconceptions. Posing perhaps the most vital question of all... Are we prepared? Do we have a vision?

Conceptions of Knowledge Creation Knowledge and Knowing

Conceptions of Knowledge Creation  Knowledge and Knowing Book
Author : Yuh Huann Tan,Seng Chee Tan
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-03-11
ISBN : 9811535647
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book responds to calls for further advancing knowledge creation in schools. It examines sixteen Chinese Language teachers from Singapore, since language teachers are primarily responsible for the basic literacy that is the foundation of students’ lifelong learning. Positing that people’s cultural beliefs and the language(s) they use are inseparable, the book argues that Chinese language teachers possess a unique understanding of the various phenomena that reflect the influences of Chinese culture by virtue of the language they speak and teach. For the purposes of the investigation, it employs phenomenography — a methodology aimed at finding and systematising how people interpret the world around them — to determine and describe Chinese language teachers’ conceptions of these phenomena.

Mapping Information Landscapes

Mapping Information Landscapes Book
Author : Andrew Whitworth
Publisher : Facet Publishing
Release : 2020-06-26
ISBN : 1783304170
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Mapping Information Landscapes presents the first in-depth study of the educational implications of the idea of information literacy as ‘the capacity to map and navigate an information landscape’. Written by a leading researcher in the field, it investigates how teachers and learners can use mapping in developing their ability to make informed judgements about information, in specific places and times. Central to the argument is the notion that the geographical and information landscapes are indivisible, and the techniques we use to navigate each are essentially the same. The book presents a history of mapping as a means of representing the world, ranging from the work of medieval mapmakers to the 21st century. Concept and mind mapping are explored, and finally, the notion of discursive mapping: the dialogic process, regardless of whether a graphical map is an outcome. The theoretical framework of the book weaves together the work of authors including Annemaree Lloyd, Christine Bruce, practice theorists such as Theodore Schatzki and the critical geography of David Harvey, an author whose work has not previously been applied to the study of information literacy. The book concludes that keeping information landscapes sustainable and navigable requires attention to how equipment is used to map and organise those landscapes. How we collectively think about and solve problems in the present time inscribes maps and positions them as resources in whatever landscapes we will draw on in the future. Information literacy educators, whether in libraries, other HE courses, high schools or the workplace, will benefit by learning about how mapping – implicitly and explicitly – can be used as a method of teaching IL. The book will also be useful reading for academics and researchers of information literacy and students of library and information science.

Professionalism in the Information and Communication Technology Industry

Professionalism in the Information and Communication Technology Industry Book
Author : John Weckert,Richard Lucas
Publisher : ANU E Press
Release : 2013-10-15
ISBN : 1922144444
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Professionalism is arguably more important in some occupations than in others. It is vital in some because of the life and death decisions that must be made, for example in medicine. In others the rapidly changing nature of the occupation makes efficient regulation difficult and so the professional behaviour of the practitioners is central to the good functioning of that occupation. The core idea behind this book is that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is changing so quickly that professional behaviour of its practitioners is vital because regulation will always lag behind.

Conflict Management Strategies and Construction Industries

Conflict Management Strategies and Construction Industries Book
Author : SAIKAT MAITI, JAE HO CHOI
Publisher : Notion Press
Release : 2020-03-10
ISBN : 164546802X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book will equip the reader with the expertise and confidence to manage an organization’s strategies with regards to conflict management in the construction industry. Students may expand their knowledge of conflict management and control in an area of their current responsibility, or in an area that will suit their career ambitions. With the creative approach to teaching, they will learn and develop innovative methods for dealing with legislative challenges when managing conflict issues in organization.

Organising Knowledge in a Global Society

Organising Knowledge in a Global Society Book
Author : Philip Hider,Ross Harvey
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2008-06-01
ISBN : 1780634110
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Organising Knowledge in a Global Society updates the successful first edition, which has been widely used as an introduction to the field of information organisation, both in Australia and overseas. The work reflects current practice and trends, paying particular attention to how libraries and other information services provide intellectual access to digital information resources through metadata. In this revision, the various information organisation components of the Web 2.0 phenomenon are discussed, including social tagging and folksonomies. The new edition also covers the latest developments in metadata standards, such as Resource Description and Access, and information retrieval systems such as the increasing support for faceted navigation. Examples and case studies have been updated throughout.

Reference and Information Services

Reference and Information Services Book
Author : Richard E. Bopp
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2011
ISBN : 1591583748
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Reflecting the dramatic changes shaped by rapidly developing technologies over the past six years, this new fourth edition of "Reference and Information Services" takes the introduction to reference sources and services significantly beyond the content of the first three editions. In Part I, Concepts and Processes, chapters have been revised and updated to reflect new ideas and methods in the provision of reference service in an era when many users have access to the Web. In Part II, "Information Sources and Their Use," discussion of each source type has been updated to encompass key resources in print and on the Web, where an increasing number of freely available sources join those purchased or licensed by libraries. A number of new authors are contributors to this new edition, bringing to their chapters their experience as teachers of reference and as practitioners in different types of libraries. Discussions of services in Part I integrate digital reference as appropriate to each topic, such as how to conduct a reference interview online using instant messaging. Boxes interspersed in the text are used to present scenarios for discussion, to highlight key concepts, or to present excerpts from important documents. Discussions of sources in Part II place more emphasis on designing effective search strategies using both print and digital resources. The chapter on selection and evaluation of sources addresses the changing nature of reference collections and how to evaluate new types of sources. Each chapter concludes with an updated list of additional readings to guide further study. A new companion website will provide links to Web-accessible readings and resources as well as additional scenarios for discussion and example search strategies to supplement those presented in the text.

Advances in Intelligent Systems and Applications Volume 1

Advances in Intelligent Systems and Applications   Volume 1 Book
Author : Ruay-Shiung Chang,Lakhmi C. Jain,Sheng-Lung Peng
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-14
ISBN : 3642354521
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The field of Intelligent Systems and Applications has expanded enormously during the last two decades. Theoretical and practical results in this area are growing rapidly due to many successful applications and new theories derived from many diverse problems. This book is dedicated to the Intelligent Systems and Applications in many different aspects. In particular, this book is to provide highlights of the current research in Intelligent Systems and Applications. It consists of research papers in the following specific topics: l Graph Theory and Algorithms l Interconnection Networks and Combinatorial Algorithms l Artificial Intelligence and Fuzzy Systems l Database, Data Mining, and Information Retrieval l Information Literacy, e-Learning, and Social Media l Computer Networks and Web Service/Technologies l Wireless Sensor Networks l Wireless Network Protocols l Wireless Data Processing This book provides a reference to theoretical problems as well as practical solutions and applications for the state-of-the-art results in Intelligent Systems and Applications on the aforementioned topics. In particular, both the academic community (graduate students, post-doctors and faculties) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Applied Mathematics; and the industrial community (engineers, engineering managers, programmers, research lab staffs and managers, security managers) will find this book interesting.

Exploring Context in Information Behavior

Exploring Context in Information Behavior Book
Author : Naresh Kumar Agarwal
Publisher : Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Release : 2017-12-08
ISBN : 1681732793
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The field of human information behavior runs the gamut of processes from the realization of a need or gap in understanding, to the search for information from one or more sources to fill that gap, to the use of that information to complete a task at hand or to satisfy a curiosity, as well as other behaviors such as avoiding information or finding information serendipitously. Designers of mechanisms, tools, and computer-based systems to facilitate this seeking and search process often lack a full knowledge of the context surrounding the search. This context may vary depending on the job or role of the person; individual characteristics such as personality, domain knowledge, age, gender, perception of self, etc.; the task at hand; the source and the channel and their degree of accessibility and usability; and the relationship that the seeker shares with the source. Yet researchers have yet to agree on what context really means. While there have been various research studies incorporating context, and biennial conferences on context in information behavior, there lacks a clear definition of what context is, what its boundaries are, and what elements and variables comprise context. In this book, we look at the many definitions of and the theoretical and empirical studies on context, and I attempt to map the conceptual space of context in information behavior. I propose theoretical frameworks to map the boundaries, elements, and variables of context. I then discuss how to incorporate these frameworks and variables in the design of research studies on context. We then arrive at a unified definition of context. This book should provide designers of search systems a better understanding of context as they seek to meet the needs and demands of information seekers. It will be an important resource for researchers in Library and Information Science, especially doctoral students looking for one resource that covers an exhaustive range of the most current literature related to context, the best selection of classics, and a synthesis of these into theoretical frameworks and a unified definition. The book should help to move forward research in the field by clarifying the elements, variables, and views that are pertinent. In particular, the list of elements to be considered, and the variables associated with each element will be extremely useful to researchers wanting to include the influences of context in their studies.

British librarianship and information work 2006 2010

British librarianship and information work 2006 2010 Book
Author : J. H. Bowman
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2012-04-01
ISBN : 1471683524
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This is the latest in an important series of reviews going back to 1928. The book contains 26 chapters, written by experts in their field, and reviews developments in the principal aspects of British librarianship and information work in the years 2006-2010.