Theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of information need in the context of the impact of new information and communications technologies on the communication of parliamentary information

Northumbria University, Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Journal of Documentation (Impact Factor: 1.06). 03/2002; 58(2). DOI: 10.1108/00220410210425458
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This paper discusses critically the theoretical and methodological background to an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) research project designed to investigate the impact of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) on the communication of parliamentary and legislative information to the general public or citizen. It sets out the context of the study in terms of the changes in governance, resulting from devolution and, via a wide ranging literature review, describes the ways in which the authors’ research approach has developed. The design of the project methodology, that of an interactive online interview executed via a roadshow, is also described. Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

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    • "In general, the Information and Communication Technology has made its presence in every walk of life. Marcella et al. (2002) investigated the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on the communication of legislative information to the general public or citizen. Arabito (2003) has made a case study on user information seeking on library web how the users seek and gather information for their papers and dissertations and how the library web site is becoming more and more stuffed with resources and with instructions on how to use such resources. "
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    • "Is he correct about the theoretical lack in information science and does this distinction between theory and meta-theory offer a coherent proposal to address the claimed deficit? There does appear to be a fairly widespread perception (Ford, 2000; Ellis, 1996; Marcella et al., 2002) that theory growth in information science has been disappointing. In IS there is often not a clear rationale as to why many empirical investigations are carried out and the data collected often fails to provide conclusive answers to what were inadequately formulated questions. "

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