publication . Conference object . 2006

Communication and information-seeking behavior of PhD students in physicists and astronomy

Jamali, Hamid R.;
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  • Published: 03 Nov 2006
  • Publisher: ASIST
Abstract
As a part of a wider doctoral research, this paper deals with the communication and information-seeking behavior of research (PhD) students in physics and astronomy. Based on a qualitative case study of PhD students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at University College London, this study seeks to derive behavioral patterns in information-seeking activities of PhD students. The study aims to investigate the intradisciplinary differences in information-seeking activities of physicists and astronomers. The findings show the high reliance of PhD students in physics and astronomy on electronic journals and their low use of libraries. The findings reveal di...
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