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

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Publisher Comments:

Information seeking is a ubiquitous human activity. Whether gathering data for work or merely making sense of everyday life, looking for information is a basic behavior that shapes our lives. This book focuses on decades of research into how people both find and think about information related to their problems and interests. Covering a broad range of concepts and empirical studies, Looking for Information explains the major ideas, methods, and research findings from hundreds of studies of occupations, roles and demographic groups, including managers, doctors, nurses, patients, consumers, voters, scientists, engineers, scholars, journalists, lawyers, children, and the elderly. A bibliography listing more than 700 works makes this book a must for scholarly work and reference on information related behaviors.

Key Features:

 The first comprehensive review of information seeking literature to be published in several years.

 Defines key concepts, identifies trends and highlights prominent theorists and investigators.

 Illustrated with study examples, research models and typologies of investigations and methods.

 Essential reading for scholars and students in communications, information studies, management, education, and healthcare.

 Includes an appendix of questions for classroom use.

A Volume in the Library and Information Science Series

Book News Annotation:

A graduate textbook and handbook for scholars in information behavior research. It defines concepts relevant to information behavior, identifies models and theories used in information seeking studies, provides examples of methods for studying information seeking, reviews research findings of the past two decades, and suggests some directions for seeking more information and information seeking.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

nent theorists and investigators.

 Illustrated with study examples, research models and typologies of investigations and methods.

 Essential reading for scholars and students in communications, information studies, management, education, and healthcare.

 Includes an appendix of questions for classroom use.

A Volume in the Library and Information Science Series

Synopsis:

; Essential reading for scholars and students in communications, information studies, management, education, and healthcare.

 Includes an appendix of questions for classroom use.

A Volume in the Library and Information Science Series

About the Author

Donald O. Case holds a PhD in Communications Research from Stanford University. He has been a Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information Studies since 1994, and between 1983 and 1994 was a faculty member at the University of California, Los Angeles, teaching in the graduate Information Studies program and in the undergraduate Communication Studies program.Professor Case teaches courses in information seeking, research methodology and the social implications of information technologies. He conducts research on communication technologies and information-seeking. Case's articles have appeared in Journal of the American Society for Information Science, Library and Information Science Research, New Media and Society, Telecommunications Policy, The Information Society, and the Journal of Communication, among other publications.

Table of Contents

Information Behavior: An Introduction

Common Examples

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

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780121503819
Author:
Case, Donald O.
Publisher:
Academic Press
Author:
Case, Donald
Location:
San Diego, Calif.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Research
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Library & Information Science
Subject:
Human information processing
Subject:
Information retrieval
Subject:
Library research.
Subject:
Recherche de l'information
Subject:
Recherche documentaire
Subject:
Library & Information Science - General
Series:
Library and Information Science
Series Volume:
11751
Publication Date:
May 2002
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in.

Related Subjects

Reference » Research

Looking for Information: A Survey of Research on Information Seeking, Needs, and Behavior
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Product details 352 pages Academic Press - English 9780121503819 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , nent theorists and investigators.

 Illustrated with study examples, research models and typologies of investigations and methods.

 Essential reading for scholars and students in communications, information studies, management, education, and healthcare.

 Includes an appendix of questions for classroom use.

A Volume in the Library and Information Science Series

"Synopsis" by , ; Essential reading for scholars and students in communications, information studies, management, education, and healthcare.

 Includes an appendix of questions for classroom use.

A Volume in the Library and Information Science Series

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