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Title:Information use and information behaviour of graduate students at Kuwait University
Author(s):Al-Motawah, Wafaa Ahmed; Sen, Barbara; Willett, Peter
Subject(s):Graduate students
Information behaviour
Information needs
Information-seeking behaviour
Information use
Abstract:The study investigates the information use, information behaviour and information needs of Kuwait University (KU) graduate students, to gain a deeper understanding of the supporting role of KU libraries for research. In-depth semi-structured interviews, thematic analysis, and cross-case analysis was used to gain insight into the information activities of 48 graduate students in four colleges: Engineering, Science, Arts and Law. Whitley's theory was used as a framework to help understand the influence of disciplinary cultures in shaping the information activities of the graduate students along their research process. Significant factors related to cultural context of the discipline were found that influence the students' information use and behaviour.
Issue Date:2019-03-15
Series/Report:iConference 2019 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Rights Information:Copyright 2019 Wafaa Ahmed Al-Motawah
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-03-22

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