Theories of Information Behavior
Edited by Karen E. Fisher, Sanda Erdelez,
and Lynne E.F. McKechnie
“Theories of Information Behavior is much more than
a research guide. It is a compendium and an encyclopedia
of theories, philosophies, and experiments in information
behavior research conducted over the past four decades or
so. The presentations are concise, and many are a delightful
read, written by protagonists of that research.”
Saracevic, School of Communication, Information and
Library Studies, Rutgers University
This unique book presents authoritative overviews of more
than 70 conceptual frameworks for understanding how people
seek, manage, share, and use information in different contexts.
A practical and readable reference to both well-established
and newly proposed theories of information behavior, the
book includes contributions from 85 scholars from 10 countries.
Each theory description covers origins, propositions, methodological
implications, usage, links to related conceptual frameworks,
and listings of authoritative primary and secondary references.
The introductory chapters explain key concepts, theory–method
connections, and the process of theory development.
2005/456 pp/hardbound | ISBN
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