A prática informacional dos usuários de um sistema de informação a partir de uma perspectiva compreensiva

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Abstract

Objective. This research is characterized as a study of users of the Sistema de Informação da Extensão da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (SIEX/UFMG). The general objective of the study is to investigate the information practices of users of the system, covering both the behavioral aspects of their users and the operational aspects of the system. Method. The theory is based on (i) information behavior - approaching this research studies the social approach -, (ii) social phenomenology - seeking to understand users informational practices - and (iii) usability - to verify users perception in relation to the system. Instead of assigning reasons for the users information behavior of users, we search to understand their motivations and perceptions. Therefore, we tried to enter the universe of users by writing in-depth semi-structured interviews to collect data. Results. The research generated good comprehensive and descriptive results, bringing relevant considerations about SIEX/UFMG and extension at the University. Conclusions. The survey revealed that the use of SIEX / UFMG goes beyond its basic functions and allows us to understand the users' perception regarding the university extension.

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De Vasconcelos Terto, A. L., & Sirihal Duarte, A. B. (2014). A prática informacional dos usuários de um sistema de informação a partir de uma perspectiva compreensiva. Biblios, (54), 51–70. https://doi.org/10.5195/biblios.2014.140

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