Information behaviour: Graduates’ pattern in seeking information

Maslinda Mohd Nadzir, Juhana Salim

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Abstract

Past researches on students’ information seeking behaviour concluded that students have difficulty in searching the literature and unable 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 research-based 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 questionnaire. 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-based information. This can be used as guideline to improve information services and facilitate graduate students to construct better strategies during information seeking activities in effectively finding the relevant research-based information.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-59
Number of pages5
JournalJurnal Teknologi
Volume75
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2015

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Keywords

  • Graduate student
  • Information behavior
  • Information retrieval
  • Information seeking behavior
  • Pattern

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Information behaviour : Graduates’ pattern in seeking information. / Nadzir, Maslinda Mohd; Salim, Juhana.

In: Jurnal Teknologi, Vol. 75, No. 3, 01.08.2015, p. 55-59.

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Nadzir, Maslinda Mohd ; Salim, Juhana. / Information behaviour : Graduates’ pattern in seeking information. In: Jurnal Teknologi. 2015 ; Vol. 75, No. 3. pp. 55-59.
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