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Argus diskussionsforum: utifrån några utvalda medarbetares perspektiv
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2003 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
Argus forum : out of a perspective from a selected part of the members (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this masters thesis was to study how the members of a small non-profit organisation perceived the web forum, compared to the other information channels of the organisation. The organisation was defined as a virtual community. A literature review was conducted. The theory construction was based on the sensemaking theory. Interview questions were constructed based on the literature review and the sensemaking theory. Ten members of the organisation were asked to participate in the study, of which six persons agreed to be respondents. The result showed that respondents do see the web forum as the single most important information channel when it comes to information exchange. In several different situations, they perceive information needs, seek for information and make use of the information as long as they do not perceive too great barriers. Another information behaviour was also noticed: usually the respondents do not seek specific information but discover relevant information by chance. This could sometimes be information that the respondent did not know he or she wanted until it was received. However, the respondents also consider other information channels in the information system to be important, especially meetings in real life. The thesis concludes with reflections of the research done and propositions of future research.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University College of Borås. Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2003.
Series
Magisteruppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid Bibliotekshögskolan/Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1404-0891 ; 2003:64
Keywords [en]
library and information science
Keywords [sv]
biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-20977Local ID: 2320/980OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-20977DiVA, id: diva2:1312911
Note
Uppsatsnivå: DAvailable from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

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