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Title:Study of Asian Immigrants' Information Behaviour in South Australia: Preliminary Results
Author(s):Khoir, Safirotu; Du, Jia Tina; Koronios, Andy
Subject(s):information behaviour
information needs
everyday life information seeking
immigrants
information grounds
contexts
transnationalism
settlement
Abstract:The study reported in this paper is part of an ongoing research project examining Asian immigrants' information behaviour in South Australia. Involving eight Asian participants, the pilot study was conducted from March to April 2013. The study used questionnaires, photovoice, and interviews to collect data relating to participants' information needs, information sources, and information grounds, attempting to capture both everyday and formal requirements for settling in South Australia. The preliminary results indicate that these immigrants have a diverse range of information needs, with various preferred information sources from multiple information grounds. Use of the Internet and strong virtual and real social networks are both important sources and grounds. The results indicate both the participants' competencies and the challenges they have faced. The photographic images provide a further dimension to the analysis.
Issue Date:2014-03-01
Publisher:iSchools
Citation Info:Khoir, S., Du, J. T., & Koronios, A. (2014). Study of Asian Immigrants' Information Behaviour in South Australia: Preliminary Results. In iConference 2014 Proceedings (p. 682 - 689). doi:10.9776/14316
Series/Report:iConference 2014 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Type:Text
Language:english
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/47274
DOI:10.9776/14316
Other Identifier(s):316
Publication Status:published
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 is held by the authors of individual items in the proceedings. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-02-28


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