Looking for information : a survey of research on information seeking, needs, and behavior / Donald O. Case (University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA), Lisa M. Given (Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia).

"The 4th edition of this popular and well-cited text presents a comprehensive review of more than a century of research on information behavior (IB) and related topics with over 1500 citations to relevant works. The book is intended for students and scholars in information studies, education, c...

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Main Authors: Case, Donald Owen (Author), Given, Lisa M. (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Bingley, UK : Emerald, 2016.
Edition:Fourth edition.
Series:Studies in information.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction, typical scenarios, and history of research
  • Information behavior: an introduction
  • The complex nature of information behavior
  • The history and focus of information behavior researsh
  • Concepts relevant to information behavior
  • The concept of information
  • Information needs, motivations, and use
  • Related concepts
  • Models and theories of information behavior
  • Models of information behavior
  • Metatheories, theories, and paradigms
  • Research designs and methods for studying IB
  • Research design, methodology, and methods
  • Reviewing and critiquing research
  • Research by roles and contexts
  • Reviewing, critiquing, concluding.