Information needs of social scientists a study by desk research and interview by Margaret Slater

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Published by British Library Research and Development Dept., In the USA distributed by the American Library Association in [London], Chicago, Ill .

Written in English

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  • Great Britain.


  • Social sciences -- Great Britain -- Information services -- Public opinion.,
  • Public opinion -- Great Britain.,
  • Social sciences -- Great Britain -- Attitudes.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 135-143).

Book details

StatementMargaret Slater.
SeriesBritish Library research paper,, 60
LC ClassificationsH61.92.G7 S53 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 143 p. ;
Number of Pages143
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1905740M
ISBN 100712331948
LC Control Number90109132

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Some results of a recent study of the information needs of social scientists are selectively summarised and commented upon.

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There are very few specialist libraries in the social sciences, and few librarians were therefore confronted with social scientists' information needs in the same way as librarians in scientific.

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Social Science graduate students of Malaysian Public Universities seek for information in their respective area of specialization. Objectives of Study The objectives of the research are as follow: • To identify the information needs of Social Science graduates. Equal importance to books and journals was given by 33% academics from science, 54% from social sciences and 74% from humanities[1].

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Slater, M. 'Social scientists' information needs in the s'. In Journal of documentation, 44(3), pp. Coverage includes the nature of information, information needs and uses, sensemaking, information avoidance, communication among scientists and scholars, relevant social and psychological theories, models of information Reviews: Case quotes Tom Wilson's comment that “the study of information-seeking behaviour can be said to be the study of scientists' information-seeking behaviour” (p.

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