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Information behaviour: Graduates' pattern in seeking for information


Mohd Nadzir, Maslinda (2013) Information behaviour: Graduates' pattern in seeking for information. In: 2nd International Conference on Interactive Digital Media (ICIDM 2013), 2-4 December 2013, Pullman Kuching, Sarawak. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Past researches on students' information seeking behaviour concluded that some students having difficulty in searching for information and unavailable to find the required information during the searching processes.The problem must be addressed as students need exposure on the knowledge of information searching and retrieval.This study explores graduate students' information seeking behaviour in seeking for information with the intention of accomplishing their research tasks.The data was collected through survey method by using web based questionnaire.A total of 193 respondents have responded to the survey questionaire.The collected data was analyzed by using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) for Windows version 12.0.The findings of this study conclude that most of the graduate students prefer to use electronic information sources when seeking for research information.It can be use as guideline to improve information services and facilitate graduate students to construct better information search strategies during information seeking information seeking activities in finding the relevant research information effectively.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Organized by: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: information seeking behaviour, information retrieval; information behaviour; pattern, graduate student
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Maslinda Mohd Nadzir
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2014 02:26
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2014 03:37
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/11657

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