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Looking for Information A Survey of Research on Information Seeking, Needs, and Behavior

ISBN-10: 0123694302
ISBN-13: 9780123694300
Edition: 2nd 2006
Authors: Donald O. Case
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Description: Looking for Information explores human information seeking and use. It provides examples of methods, models and theories used in information behavior research, and reviews more than four decades of research on the topic. The book should prove useful  More...

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Book details

List price: $83.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 423
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.002

Looking for Information explores human information seeking and use. It provides examples of methods, models and theories used in information behavior research, and reviews more than four decades of research on the topic. The book should prove useful for scholars in related fields, but also for students at the graduate and advanced undergraduate levels. It is intended for use not only in information studies and communication, but also in the disciplines of education, management, business, medicine, nursing, public health, and social work. This second editon of Looking for Information reflects a vastly increased literature on the topic of information behavior. Among the additions are over 400 new citations to relevant works, most of which appeared between March, 2002, and January, 2006. Many new studies are described in the section reviewing research findings (Chapters Eleven and Twelve), Chapter Nines examples of methods, and a widely expanded discussion of theories applied in information behavior research (Chapter Seven). *Reviews over 1,100 works -- 60% more than the first edition *Adds many new studies conducted from 2002 to 2006 *Expanded coverage of models and theories of information behavior *Many new examples of occupations and roles -- the contexts of information seeking

Information behavior : an introduction
Common examples of information behavior
The concept of information
Information needs and information seeking
Related concepts
Models of information behavior
Perspectives, paradigms, and theories
The research process
Methods : examples by type
Reviewing the research : its history, size, and topics
Research by occupation
Research by social role and demographic group
Reviewing, critiquing, concluding

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