Information Check: Studying the Information-Seeking Behaviors of Dungeons & Dragons Players Public Deposited

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  • June 19, 2020
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  • Gibson, Kayla
    • Affiliation: School of Information and Library Science
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  • This study explores how, how often, and where players of the tabletop game Dungeons & Dragons search for information. Over 2,500 participants were surveyed about what information they sought, what resources they used, and why. While participants’ purposeful information seeking was fairly similar to habits described in other studies of everyday life information seeking, participants had strong opinions about what resources were missing from the realm of existing D&D resources and what was most important to them when selecting a resource for use. Among the most common concerns were ease of access, cost of access (both temporal and monetary), validity of information, consolidation of information, and the feel of the resource.
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  • Thomson, Leslie
    • Affiliation: School of Information and Library Science
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  • Master of Science in Information Science
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  • 2020
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