An Analysis of the Research Trend on The Information User studies

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  • Hahn Bock Hee (Dept. of Library & Information Science, Chungnam National University)
  • 한복희 (충남대학교 문헌정보학과)
  • Published : 1992.11.01


The purpose of this study is to investigate the research trend of information user studies. The following findings are made. The literature on information user studies during 1980-1990 reveals 120 titles. The faculty members of university tend to publish their results in scientific journals and university publication while non-faculty members are more likely to represent their research papers in unpublished master thesis and bulletin. Subject distribution of research were classified into ten: user studies, material use studies, information needs and uses, user education, library use pattern, citation analysis, journal use, catalog use, information system, non-use study. Survey research, literature research, survey reserch and literature research use jointly, experimental research and citation analysis were employed for information user studies.