Theories of Information Behavior

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Information Today, Inc., 2005 - Computers - 431 pages
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This unique book presents authoritative overviews of more than 70 conceptual frameworks for understanding how people seek, manage, share, and use information in different contexts. A practical and readable reference to both well-established and newly proposed theories of information behavior, the book includes contributions from 85 scholars from 10 countries. Each theory description covers origins, propositions, methodological implications, usage, links to related conceptual frameworks, and listings of authoritative primary and secondary references. The introductory chapters explain key concepts, theorymethod connections, and the process of theory development.
 

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This book was "recommended" reading for one of my courses, so I really didn't read much of it. However, I can say that it is a handy tool to have around, as it consists of easy, bite-size articles ... Read full review

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Contents

What Methodology Does
25
Evolution in Information
31
Affective Load
39
Archival Intelligence
49
Berrypicking
58
Chatmans Information Poverty
75
Cognitive Work Analysis
88
Communities of Practice
104
Integrative Framework
215
Kuhlthaus Information
230
Network Gatekeeping
247
Optimal Foraging
259
Perspectives on the Tasks
275
Principle of Least Effort
289
Reader Response Theory
303
SmallWorld Network Exploration
318

Diffusion Theory
118
Ecological Theory of Human
128
Everyday Life Information Seeking
143
General Model of the Information
158
Information Activities in Work Tasks
174
Information Horizons
191
Information Intents
198
Nan Lins Theory of Social Capital
323
TheSocio Cognitive Theory
339
Taylors Information
354
Value Sensitive Design
368
Willingness to Return
382
Work Task InformationSeeking
392
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Information Usage Behavior
Guus Pijpers
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About the author (2005)

Karen E. Fisher is assistant professor at The Information School, University of Washington. She holds a PhD in library and information science from the University of Western Ontario.

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