About the Project
Furthermore, in cases of non-linear processes, where outcomes are more subjective and often dependent on a user’s experience and capabilities in identifying when enough information has been obtained or a task has been resolved, there remains opportunities to support users from a systematic, educational and skills based perspective.
A PhD candidate will explore these opportunities to design and develop a user focused solution in a suitable context, to be determined with support from the supervisory team. For example, a student could use a wide range of methods and techniques to identify, design, develop and evaluate a solution to support users in their information interactions.
A first degree (at least a 2.1) ideally in Computer Science or Library and Information Systems with a good fundamental knowledge of systems design and user centred information systems.
English language requirement
IELTS score must be at least 6.5 (with not less than 6.0 in each of the four components). Other, equivalent qualifications will be accepted.
• Experience of fundamental Information Science.
• Competent in mixed methods data collection and analysis.
• Knowledge of user focused system design.
• Good written and oral communication skills
• Strong motivation, with evidence of independent research skills relevant to the project
• Good time management
A strong interest in information seeking behaviours.
Experience of prototype design and development skills.
Knowledge of, or a willingness to gain a working knowledge of, Machine Learning.
Brazier, D., & Harvey, M. (2018, March). A Comparative Study of Native and Non-Native Information Seeking Behaviours. In European Conference on Information Retrieval (pp. 237-248). Springer, Cham.
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