Jette Seiden Hyldegård

Jette Seiden Hyldegård

Associate Professor

Primary fields of research

In my research I am interested in understanding people's information (seeking) behaviour, including their actions, experiences and reflections while seeking and handling information - and how we may investigate these processes. My research concentrates primarily on educational contexts and students' information behaviour in relation to that; both individually and collaboratively.

Member of the research group IBID (Information Behavior and Interaction Design).

Studies and projects  (in selection):

  • Knowledge creation in groups - group supervision from a student perspective.
    The project is carried out in collaboration with associate professor Hanne Nexø Jensen, University of Copenhagen,  and follows groups af master students at two different departments at the University of Copenhagen while they are writing their thesis.
    Project (2019-2020):

  • International students' information behaviour abroad in an everyday life information seeking perspective (ELIS). This research is carried out in collaboration with professor Morten Hertzum, University of Copenhagen.
    Project (2015 -)

  • Educational leaders' information behaviour and preferences.
    Project (2015-2017)

  • Use of social media for information seeking: 2013
  • User study and evaluation of three Norwegian Web tutorials for Information Literacy (IL) at 6 Higher Education Instiitutions in Norway (funded).
    Project (2010 - 2011)
  • Between Myth and reality - a pilot study of Danish secondary school pupils' information seeking and practice (case: a Danish secondary school)
    Project (2009-2010)

  • Between individual and group - an investigation of group members' information behaviour in a study context (ph.d.-projekt). 
    Project (2001-2006)


  • Information seeking behavior
  • Collaborative information seeking
  • User studies
  • Qualitative methods and approaches

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