Research Adventure: Lessons Learned Through Research On Information-Seeking Behaviour And Needs Among Medical Professionals In Malaysia
Keywords:Survey, Information-Seeking Behaviour, Information Needs, Medical Professional, Medical Library Groups, Lesson Learned
Medical professionals are very busy, and every second is precious to them. Their role is crucial to determining the outcome of one’s life. Medical professionals need the information to save people, especially on the latest advancements in their field, to make the treatment of their patients faster and better. Therefore, the methods they use to acquire information resources, use them, and evaluate them are very important. This paper aims to describe the adventurous nature in which this survey was conducted on the information-seeking behaviour and needs among medical professionals and the discovery of the procedures involved. Survey was used as the research methodology to gather data among medical professionals in medical institutions with libraries throughout Malaysia. The Medical Library Groups (Malaysia) was used as a platform, and each member was responsible for distributing questionnaires. The data were analysed using SPSS, and descriptive statistics were applied to present the findings. The findings covered medical professionals' information needs, the methods used to acquire information, and the satisfaction level with using library information services. Ultimately, this will help a library improve and enhance its facilities and services provided to future users.
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