An Ethnographic Study of Male Juvenile Delinquents’ Information Behavior in Malaysia: A Work in Progress

  • Ezza Rafedziawati Kamal Rafedzi Faculty of Information Management, University of Technology MARA, Shah Alam, MALAYSIA
  • Abdullah Binti Abrizah Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
  • Halida Yu Faculty of Information Management, University of Technology MARA, Shah Alam, MALAYSIA
  • Norhayati Baba Faculty of Information Management, University of Technology MARA, Shah Alam, MALAYSIA

Abstract

This paper reports a study in progress whose intent is to explore the male juvenile delinquents’ information behavior. Specific research objectives are to examine the male juvenile delinquents information needs, on how the needs of information by juvenile delinquents emerged among them, and to identify whether the information needed by them were met or not. The method of data gathering involved using an ethnographic approach in which the researcher relied on, up-close, personal experience, participation, and observation. The study involves eight participants of the prison integrity schools in Malaysia. 

Published
2017-06-03
How to Cite
RAFEDZI, Ezza Rafedziawati Kamal et al. An Ethnographic Study of Male Juvenile Delinquents’ Information Behavior in Malaysia: A Work in Progress. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 4, p. 83-94, june 2017. ISSN 2241-1925. Available at: <http://qqml-journal.net/index.php/qqml/article/view/215>. Date accessed: 28 jan. 2020.