The Use of People as Information Sources in Biblical Studies Research
Information Seeking, Information Behaviour, Biblical Studies, People
In this exploratory study, I examined the role that people play as informal information sources in biblical studies research. Using semi-structured interviews, I asked a group of seven biblical studies researchers specific questions about their information-seeking behaviour. The study demonstrated that the majority of the researchers regularly used people as information sources in their research. Sometimes they sought factual information from these sources but most frequently they sought affective information; they sought evaluation and affirmation from their colleagues regarding the direction of their research.
David H Michels “The Use of People as Information Sources in Biblical Studies” (2005) 29:1 Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science 91.