David Brazier

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Dr David Brazier

Lecturer

Biography

David is a Lecturer within the Creative and Social Informatics Group. He gained his PhD in information science from Northumbria University investigating the information interactions of English as second language users in an e-Governmental context.
This was preceded by a BSc (hons) in Applied Computing from Newcastle College and a MSc from Northumbria University in Business Information Systems Management with a dissertation on the effects privacy concerns have on perceived acceptance and use of the 'Internet of Things'.

He has research interests in the user experience, information interactions and technology acceptance and adoption.

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An investigation into Scottish teenagers’ information literacy and search skills

Journal Article
Brazier, D., Walton, G., & Harvey, M. (2019)
An investigation into Scottish teenagers’ information literacy and search skills. Information Research, 24(1),
Introduction. This paper presents the results of a study investigating the information literacy and search skills of young people in Scotland. Method. The participants, secon...

A Comparative Study of Native and Non-native Information Seeking Behaviours

Conference Proceeding
Brazier, D., & Harvey, M. (2018)
A Comparative Study of Native and Non-native Information Seeking Behaviours. In Advances in Information Retrieval, (237-248). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-76941-7_18
The proliferation of web-based technologies has led most national governments to begin transitioning to a so called “e-service,” where provision is made through purely digital...

E-Government and the Digital Divide: A Study of English-as-a-Second-Language Users’ Information Behaviour

Conference Proceeding
Brazier, D., & Harvey, M. (2017)
E-Government and the Digital Divide: A Study of English-as-a-Second-Language Users’ Information Behaviour. In Advances in Information Retrieval, (266-277). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56608-5_21
Internet-based technologies are increasingly used by organisations and governments to offer services to consumers and the public in a quick and efficient manner, removing the ...

Strangers in a Strange Land: A Study of Second Language Speakers Searching for e-Services

Conference Proceeding
Brazier, D., & Harvey, M. (2017)
Strangers in a Strange Land: A Study of Second Language Speakers Searching for e-Services. In CHIIR '17 Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Conference Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, (281-284). https://doi.org/10.1145/3020165.3022133
While the recent trend of digitisation of government and related services offers many advantages, it could introduce problems for those who are less information literate or wh...

The Long Term Effects of Search Query Examples on the Search Behaviours of Non-native Users of Government E-Services

Conference Proceeding
Brazier, D. (2017)
The Long Term Effects of Search Query Examples on the Search Behaviours of Non-native Users of Government E-Services. In CHIIR '17 Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Conference Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, (417-419). https://doi.org/10.1145/3020165.3022175
Interacting with information in an on-line capacity is common place for the majority of people nowadays. However, there still remains a considerable section of society whose s...

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