This section highlights my research on how people look for information during disasters and more. I explain the purpose of my studies, how I conducted them, what I discovered, and why these findings matter. My goal is to make a difference in education, government policies, and everyday conversations.
Understanding community needs
This research provides a quantitative analysis of how age, gender, location, and occupation influence information-seeking behaviors during disasters, using data from 262 individuals affected by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. Key findings reveal the impact of age on information needs and gender on information sources, offering valuable insights for tailoring disaster response policies and programs to diverse community needs.
Legacy of a luminary
In "Blasius Sudarsono's Scientific Ventures through a Psychobiographical Lens," featured in BACA: Journal of Documentation and Information, I explore Sudarsono's impact on librarianship and documentation from 1985 to 2020 through a qualitative content analysis. The research highlights his response to sociocultural changes and the integration of cognitive psychology in his works, primarily aimed at an Indonesian audience. Sudarsono's dedication to enhancing the role of libraries and documentation is evident, offering insights into the significance of libraries for information access in a changing world. His legacy provides a foundational perspective for future research and practice in the evolving digital age.
I've intended to write this since 2020 and am thankful it was published before Mr. Blasius Sudarsono's passing nearly a month ago. This work is dedicated to him.