Browsing PhD theses from Department of Information Studies by Title

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  • Merry, Sarah Kate (Aberystwyth UniversityInformation Studies, 2014)
    Thesis summary This thesis explores UK Internet users’ experiences of creating and maintaining friendships on social networking sites and online communities, with a particular focus on how online friendships compare to and ...
  • Koufogiannakis, Denise Ann (Aberystwyth UniversityInformation Studies, 2013)
    Abstract The model for evidence based library and information practice makes assumptions about the way librarians should use evidence to inform decisions. This study explores how academic librarians actually use evidence ...
  • Yeoman, Alison (Aberystwyth UniversityInformation Studies, 2009)
    This study examined women’s information behaviour and decision-making during the menopause transition. The findings were compared with expectations from McKenzie’s Model of Information Practices in Everyday Life Information ...
  • McGowan, Jessie (Aberystwyth UniversityInformation Studies, 2009)
    Background: This thesis is based on the “Just-in-Time information” (JIT) librarian consultation service project. The project was designed to test if a library-related service could be used to address an information gap ...
  • Tyler, Alyson (University of Wales AberystwythInformation Studies, 2006)
    Though there are approximately 400 women’s libraries or information centres internationally they are not generally the focus of research within either library studies or feminist research. This thesis addressed this gap ...
  • Secker, Jane-Louise (Aberystwyth University, 1999)
    Examines the historiographical and practical problems of using newspapers in historical research. Studies the methods of different types of professional and non-professional historians, to evaluate the value of newspapers ...
  • Laverty, Corinne Y. (Aberystwyth University, 2000)
    This dissertation investigated resource-based learning units in two school libraries in elementary school settings at Kingston, Ontario, Canada during 1994 - 1995. Resource-based learning (RBL) is defined as learning by ...
  • Hamad, Faten F. (Aberystwyth UniversityInformation Studies, 2013)
    ABSTRACT Aims and objectives. For a particular randomised controlled trial, it is often useful to retrieve associated siblings - qualitative research, process and economic evaluations done alongside the randomised ...
  • Dewe, Michael (Aberystwyth University, 1999)
    Against the background of Fifties Britain and the London coffee bar culture of its young people, the thesis examines skiffle's American origins in black and white folk music, its emergence in the UK from the revivalist ...
  • Barber, B. Jill (Aberystwyth University, 1994)
    This thesis sets out to test the assumption that family history research in Wales is likely to be less successful than in England. The impact of factors such as the poor survival of sources, the use of the Welsh language ...
  • Sampson, Margaret Joan (Aberystwyth UniversityInformation Studies, 2009)
    Introduction: This thesis examines methods for updating searches for systematic reviews of healthcare interventions. Systematic reviews endeavour to find and synthesize all relevant research as a basis for the practice ...
  • Peters, Lisa Jayne (Aberystwyth University, 2002)
    This study aims to discover if any Wrexham newspaper could claim "regional" circulation between 1848 and 1914. Eight newspapers are studied, four monthlies: the Wrexham Recorder, the Wrexham Registrar, the Wrexham (Monthly) ...

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