Browsing PhD theses from Department of Information Studies by Issue Date

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Browsing PhD theses from Department of Information Studies by Issue Date

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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Cooke, Alison Louise (Aberystwyth University, 1999)
    The research aimed to determine whether a tool or technique could be developed to assist librarians and other information professionals in the selection and evaluation of information sources available via the Internet. A ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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) ...
  • 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 ...
  • Nesta , Frederick (Aberystwyth UniversityInformation Studies, 2008)
    The Commerce of Literature: George Gissing and Late Victorian Publishing, 1880-1903 examines the economic and commercial background of late Victorian publishing and the changing commercial environment for authors. George ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Tbaishat, Dina Mansour (Aberystwyth UniversityInformation Studies, 2012)
    Abstract This study examines business process modelling for academic libraries. Background: Pressures on commercial organisations to be more efficient and effective in their information management have led to interest in ...
  • Stokes, Peter (Aberystwyth UniversityInformation Studies, 2013)
    This study explored the information seeking behaviour of a group of nursing students at a single university in the United Kingdom to determine whether any of personality, learning style, or self-efficacy with information ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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