The online behaviors of researchers have been studied from many angles in the library and information science literature. This collaborative study presents a unique perspective by detailing the behaviors exhibited by Chinese university students executing a researcher-defined task. Data was collected using a verbal protocol analysis method. The study results are correlated to research provided by leading scholars in the field of information seeking behaviors. The results of the study provide a valuable starting point for understanding the behaviors exhibited by a growing and significant group of online researchers.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Gabbard, Ralph; Leaming, Allison; Liu, Qian; Lei, Wang; and Guy, Melissa
"Uncovering the Online Information Seeking Behaviors of Chinese University Students: A Pilot Study,"
Journal of East Asian Libraries: Vol. 2014:
159, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/jeal/vol2014/iss159/4