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

Elsevier/Academic Press, 2007 - 423 sidor
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"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). This title reviews over 1,100 works - 60 per cent more than the first edition. It adds many new studies conducted from 2002 to 2006. It provides expanded coverage of models and theories of information behavior. It includes many new examples of occupations and roles - the contexts of information seeking.

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Användarrecension  - sweetiegherkin - LibraryThing

This book is an excellent primer on the field of information behavior. Unlike most textbooks, this book walks the fine line between being beyond the beginner and being patronizingly didactic. It is ... Läs hela recensionen

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Användarrecension  - Bob1438 - LibraryThing

Summarizes research concerning the information seeking habits of members of various occupations. Läs hela recensionen

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Om författaren (2007)

Donald O. Case is coin expert with over 40 years of experience in the buying and selling of U.S., Canadian and world coins. As a professor in major American research universities he published scholarly articles on coin collecting and the counterfeiting of coins, as well as on many other topics. He currently lives in the United States.

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