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Title: Interaction with information in work and everyday life contexts : a qualitative study of the information behaviour of Saudi female academics
Author: Almehmadi, Fatmah M. S.
ISNI:       0000 0004 7661 3647
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 2016
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This study aims to investigate Saudi female academics' information behaviour (IB) within their work and everyday life contexts. A qualitative research approach was adopted to investigate the range of information behaviour that the research participants engaged in. The data for this study were collected via in-depth semi-structured interviews and diaries. Participants' accounts were then subject to a rigorous thematic data analysis process. The research findings indicated that female academics who participated in this study engaged in three main categories of information behaviour: information acquisition, information avoidance, and information sharing. The motivations and the strategies associated with each category have been depicted in a taxonomy of information behaviour. In addition, a detailed analysis of participants' IB as an action-oriented process has been presented visually, leading to the development of a model that depicts IB as a contextual process.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Saudi Arabia Cultural Bureau (London)
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Information behaviour ; Information avoidance ; Information sharing ; Female academics ; Saudi Arabia