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Information och interaktion. En studie av högstadieelevers informationssökning och informationsanvändning.
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years))Student thesisAlternative title
Information and interaction. A study of high school pupils’ information seeking and information use. (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this master thesis is to examine information seeking and information use among high school pupils in two Norwegian high schools. The main research question focuses on different kinds of interaction or lack of interaction in the pupils’ information seeking and information use. The theoretical framework of the thesis is based on a sociocultural perspective which allows for a specific focus of various forms of interaction. I investigate interaction in relation to concepts such as social practices, previous experiences and meaning making. The empirical material consists of data from a large scale questionnaire (n= 217) and in-depth interviews with six pupils. The results show that these pupils are used to interact with digital tools. The pupils trust printed sources more than digital ones, but at the same time they prefer digital sources since these are easier to handle, it is quicker to locate information and this is easier to understand. However, there is a lack of interaction when it comes to a more creative use of the Internet and digital tools, at least within school practices. It seems these pupils are not used to interact with information for purposes other than finding the correct answer. That is, they seek information on the Internet and they use this for school assignments without any further discussions. They do not engage in source criticism. They interact with teachers, parents and friends but mostly in an instrumental way. Few pupils turn to the library to get help with information seeking. Yet, the results also show that the pupils are in fact information literate in relation to school practices and their curriculum.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Borås/Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2013.
Series
Masteruppsats ; 2013:3
Keywords [en]
informationssökning, informationsanvändning, informationskompetens, internet
Keywords [sv]
högstadiet, sociokulturellt perspektiv
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-17159Local ID: 2320/12399OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-17159DiVA, id: diva2:1309062
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Program: BibliotekarieAvailable from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

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