Informed for health : exploring variation in ways of experiencing health information literacy

Yates, Christine Lee (2013) Informed for health : exploring variation in ways of experiencing health information literacy. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This research was a qualitative study that explored the experience of health information literacy. It used a research approach that emphasised identifying and describing variation in experience to investigate people's experience of using information to learn about health, and what they experienced as information for learning about health. The study's findings identified seven categories that represented qualitatively different ways in which people experienced health information literacy, and provide new knowledge about people's engagement with health information for learning in everyday life. The study contributes to consumer health information research and is significant to the disciplines of health and information science.

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ID Code: 65354
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Partridge, Helen & Bruce, Christine
Keywords: health information literacy, information literacy, phenomenography, learning, health
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 16 Dec 2013 06:40
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2015 21:45

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