2022-09Konferenzveröffentlichung DOI: 10.18452/25285
Conducting information seeking behaviour research in an international, interdisciplinary research project: experiences and reflections
Introduction. We report experiences from an international, interdisciplinary research project, in which we conduct information seeking behaviour studies. We give an overview of how we planned and scheduled the research project, which includes the application of the adapted model by Mason, and further share project challenges and relate them to the research literature. Methods. We share illustrative examples of challenges experienced as being part of an international interdisciplinary project, which we discuss in relation to the research literature on research project management. Analysis. We conduct a conceptual analysis of project challenges in light of the project management research literature. Results. We show how we have planned and scheduled the research infrastructure and share how the test design and study methodology was developed by use of the adopted Mason model. We report experiences from our project reflecting national cultures and geographical challenges, different disciplinary and institutional cultures, time and cost limitations, and budget delegation. Conclusion. We find that project success depends on a solid understanding of the nature of the research project and the work conditions and cultures of project partners. Project planning is essential, and it is necessary to be aware of constraints related to time, costs, and human resources.
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Poster, Information Seeking in Context (ISIC), Berlin, September 26 - 29, 2022