Show simple item record Foster, Allen Urquhart, Christine Turner, Janet 2009-01-22T08:42:57Z 2009-01-22T08:42:57Z 2008-12-12
dc.identifier.citation Foster , A , Urquhart , C & Turner , J 2008 , ' Validating coding for a theoretical model of information behaviour ' Information Research , vol 13 , no. 4 , pp. 1-11 . en
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dc.description Foster, A., Urquhart, C., & Turner, J. (2008). Validating coding for a theoretical model of information behaviour. Information Research, 13(4), paper 358. Retrieved December 12, 2008, from Sponsorship: Aberystwyth University College Research Fund en
dc.description.abstract Introduction. Many models of information behaviour are based on research done mostly, or solely by one individual and the coding may not be easy for other researchers to use. The aim of the research was to develop and test a theoretical model of information behaviour, developed by one individual. The first objective was a review of the coding. Method. A review of the literature on inter-rater reliability calculations indicated some possible methods to be used. We used one of these methods in a parallel coding experiment, and developed a simplified codebook after several rounds of parallel coding and team discussions. Analysis. The analysis was iterative. Further review of the social sciences literature helped to resolve our differences of interpretation. Results. Our team discussions were very useful. The inter-rater reliability calculations indicated only the large extent of initial disagreement. We simplified the codebook terms, and reduced the number of terms. The revised model suggests changes to the description of context, and the scale and intensity of information seeking activities. Conclusions. Obtaining transferable definitions of information seeking activities is difficult but a team can debate meaning successfully. en
dc.format.extent 11 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Information Research en
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dc.subject behaviour information validation research methods model theoretical en
dc.title Validating coding for a theoretical model of information behaviour en
dc.type /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/researchoutputtypes/contributiontojournal/article en
dc.contributor.institution Information Behaviour and e-learning en
dc.contributor.institution Department of Information Studies en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en

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