Researching information experience : methodological approaches

Hughes, Hilary (2014) Researching information experience : methodological approaches. In Bruce, Christine, Davis, Kate, Hughes, Hilary, Partridge, Helen, & Stoodley, Ian (Eds.) Information Experience: Approaches to Theory and Practice. Emerald Group Publishing, Bingley, pp. 33-50.

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This chapter highlights the varied scope of research in the emerging information experience domain. First, I share my perspective as educator-researcher on information experience and its association with informed learning. Then, in six methodological snapshots I present a selection of qualitative approaches which are suited to investigating information experience. The snapshots feature: action research, constructivist grounded theory, ethnomethodology, expanded critical incident approach, phenomenography and qualitative case study. By way of illustration, six researchers explain how and why they use one of these methods. Finally, I review the key characteristics of the six methods and their respective benefits for information experience research.

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ID Code: 77895
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: Authors' manuscript version made available for individual study and research purposes with the permission of the Publisher.
Keywords: Information experience, Qualitative research methods, Informed learning, Action research, Constructivist grounded theory, Expanded critical incident approach, Ethnomethodology, Phenomenography, Qualitative case study
ISBN: 9781783508150
ISSN: 1876-0562
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Research Centres > Higher Education Research Network
Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Emerald Group Publishing
Deposited On: 21 Oct 2014 02:08
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2017 02:01

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