Looking for Information : a survey of research on information seeking, needs and behavior / edited by Donald O. Case.

Now in its third edition, this book is the most comprehensive text on the topics of information seeking, information behavior and information practices. Coverage includes the nature of information, information needs and uses, sensemaking, information avoidance, communication among scientists and sch...

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Other Authors: Case, Donald Owen.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Bingley, UK : Emerald Group Pub., 2012.
Edition:3rd ed.
Series:Library and information science (New York, N.Y.)
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505 0 0 |t Introductions and examples:  |t Information behavior : an introduction ;  |t Common examples of information behavior --  |t Concepts relevant to information behavior:  |t Concept of information ;  |t Information needs and information seeking ;  |t Related concepts --  |t Models, paradigms, and theories in the study of information behavior:  |t Models of information behavior ;  |t Metatheories, paradigms, and theories --  |t Methods for studying information behavior:  |t The research process ;  |t Methods : examples by type --  |t Research results and reflections:  |t Reviewing the research : its history, size, and topics ;  |t Research by occupation ;  |t Research by social role and demographic group ;  |t Reviewing, critiquing, concluding -- Appendix A: Glossary -- Appendix B: Questions for discussion and application. 
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520 8 |a The book is intended for students and scholars in library and information science, communication, education and related disciplines. Presenting a broad view of these topics, this text is suitable as a companion for courses ranging from undergraduate level to doctoral studies related to information-seeking, information practices and information behavior. 
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