The influence of peers and family on the everyday life information seeking behaviour of family groups and social networks

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Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Philosophy

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Award date2017
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Abstract

This thesis explores the information seeking behaviour of individuals within both family and social networks in Ceredigion. The research aims to establish what information seeking behaviour is employed by different age groups and explore generational differences in information seeking behaviour. Exploration of the causes of these differences will consider whether there are changes to an individual’s information seeking behaviour throughout their life cycle and enable the consideration of how the information seeking behaviour relates to Foster’s non-linear evolutionary framework.