Exploring variation in the ways of experiencing health information literacy: A phenomenographic study

Yates, Christine (2015) Exploring variation in the ways of experiencing health information literacy: A phenomenographic study. Library & Information Science Research, 37, pp. 220-227.

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Abstract

From a relational perspective of information literacy, health information literacy is interpreted as the different ways in which people experience using information to learn about health. Phenomenography was used as a research approach to explore variation in people's experience of using information to learn about health from data collected through semi-structured interviews. The findings identify seven categories that describe the qualitatively different ways in which people experience health information literacy: building a new knowledge base;weighing up information; discerning valid information; paying attention to bodily information; staying informed about health; Participating in learning communities, and envisaging health. These findings can be used to enhance awareness about the different ways of experiencing health information literacy, and to contribute to a nascent trajectory of research that has explored information literacy within the context of everyday life.

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ID Code: 89622
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: health information literacy, information literacy, phenomenography, learning, health
DOI: 10.1016/j.lisr.2015.04.003
ISSN: 0740-8188
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Health Informatics (080702)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Human Information Behaviour (080703)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
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Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Elsevier
Deposited On: 28 Oct 2015 22:45
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 23:33

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