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Full-text School of Information Studies PhD theses are available at: eScholarship@McGill.

2013

Boutard, Guillaume. (2013). The re-performance of digital archives of contemporary music live electronics: A theoretical and practical preservation framework. Supervisors: Prof. Catherine Guastavino, Prof. James Turner, Univ. de Montreal.

Fitzgibbons, Yusuke. (2013). Integrating information behavior and information literacy during academic writing tasks: A comparative study of Japanese and Canadian undergraduate students in Canada. Supervisor: Prof. Joan Bartlett.

Saleh, Nasser. (2013). Collaborative information behaviour in learning tasks: A study of engineering students. Supervisor: Prof. Andrew Large.

Tabatabaei, Nahid. (2013). Contribution of information science to other disciplines as reflected in citation contexts of highly cited JASIST papers. Supervisor: Prof. Jamshid Beheshti.

Tomm, Jillian. (2013). The imprint of the scholar: An analysis of the printed books of McGill University’s Raymond Klibansky Collection. Supervisor: Prof. Peter McNally.

Weerapura, Kaushilya Gauri . (2013). The influence of information use strategies on ill-structured-domain graduate learning tasks. Supervisor: Prof. Kimiz Dalkir.

 

2012

Absar, Rafa. (2012). Enhancing navigation using auditory feedback: A case study of hierarchical information visualization system. Supervisor: Prof. Catherine Guastavino.

Kloda, Lorie. (2012). Clinical questions asked and pursued by rehabilitation therapists: an exploratory study of information needs. Supervisor: Prof. Joan Bartlett. 

Pras, Amandine. (2012). How to draw out the best musical performance: Best practices for studio recording in the digital era. Supervisor: Prof. Catherine Guastavino.

Tang, David. (2012). Towards optimal management of health information users' feedback: The case of the Canadian Pharmacists Association. Supervisors: Prof. France Bouthillier and Prof. Pierre Pluye.

 

2011

Atkin, Michelle. (2011).  Information ethics: An applied study of United States foreign intelligence surveillance under President George W. Bush. Supervisor: Prof. Andrew Large.

Mondou, Evelyne. (2011). Analysis of the vocabulary used by a community of practice over time: A case study of scientific knowledge transfer. Supervisor: Prof. Kimiz Dalkir.

Paré, François-Xavier. (2011). Personal information management among office support staff in a university environment: An exploratory study. Supervisor: Prof. Jamshid Beheshti.

Yang, Lin. (2011). Chinese business managers’ perceptions in KM-related decision making: Environmental, informational, individual, and decision-specific perspectives. Supervisor: Prof. Kimiz Dalkir.

 

2010

Julien, Charles-Antoine. (2010). SE-3D:  A controlled comparative usability study of a virtual reality semantic hierarchy explorer. Supervisors: Prof. Catherine Guastavino, John Leide.

Larivière, Vincent. (2010). A bibliometric analysis of Quebec’s PhD students’ contributions to the advancement of knowledge. Supervisor: Prof. Jamshid Beheshti.

 

2009

Bao, Xiaowen. (2009). Measuring information-sharing behavior, the case of supply chains in operational contexts. Supervisor: Prof. France Bouthillier.

Nesset, Valerie. (2009). The information-seeking behaviour of grade-three elementary school students in the context of a class project. Supervisor: Prof. Andrew Large.

 

2008

Bowler, Leanne. (2008). The metacognitive knowledge of adolescent students during the information search process. Supervisor: Prof. Andrew Large.

Jin, Tao. (2008). An exploratory study on information work activities of competitive intelligence professionals. Supervisor: Prof. France Bouthillier.

Laplante, Audrey. (2008). Everyday life music information-seeking behaviour of young adults: An exploratory study. Supervisor: John Leide.

Nwakanma, Chukwuemeka Dean. (2008). Alignment of competencies as identified by library and information science educators and practitioners: A case study of database management. Supervisor: Prof. Jamshid Beheshti.

Wiseman, Erica. (2008). The institutionalization of organizational knowledge: Learning to walk the talk.  Supervisor: Prof. Kimiz Dalkir.

 

2007

Al-Reyaee, Suleiman. (2007). Factors that influence the attitude of academic librarians in Saudi Arabia toward copyright laws.  Supervisor: Prof. Jamshid Beheshti.

Li, Ping. (2007). Doctoral student's mental models of a web search engine: an exploratory study.  Supervisor: Prof. Jamshid Beheshti.

Sutton, Michael. (2007). Examination of the historical sense-making processes representing the development of Knowledge Management programs in universities: Case studies associated with an emergent discipline.  Supervisor: Prof. France Bouthillier.

 

2006

Williams, Dorothy. (2006). Sankofa: Recovering Montreal’s heterogeneous black print serials.  Supervisor: Prof. Peter McNally.

 

2005

Clemens, Lisbeth. (2005). Images of masculinity: Ideology and narrative structure in realistic novels for young adults.  Supervisor: John Leide.

Yi, Kwan. (2005). Text classification using a hidden Markov model.  Supervisor: Prof. Jamshid Beheshti.

 

2002

Moukdad, Haidar. (2002). A comparison of root and stemming techniques for the retrieval of Arabic documents.  Supervisor: Prof. Andrew Large.

Sierpe, Eino. (2002). Gender and its relationship to perception in computer-mediated communication.  Supervisor: Diane Mittermeyer.

 

2001

El Bennani, Fauzia. (2001). Librarianship as a profession:  An investigation of Libyan librarians’ attitudes.  Supervisor: Lorna Rees-Potter.

 

1996

Tabah, Albert. (1996). Information epidemics and the growth of physics.  Supervisor: Lorna Rees-Potter.