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
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Some reviews of the first edition:
"...an ambitious book...particularly welcome as an academic textbook...a wealth of concrete examples of information seeking in everyday contexts..."
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
"A welcome and ambitious book that should be received with open arms...clear and readable...highly accessible...cannot be overlooked..."
"...an especially useful source, assembling and framing user-centered studies...Case has performed a significant service for students and researchers..."
Journal of the Medical Library Association
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.
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Book Description Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2006. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Figures and Tables Preface One. Introduction and Examples 1. Information Behavior: An Introduction 2. Common Examples of Information Behavior Two. Concepts Relevant to Information Behavior 3. The Concept of Information 4. Information Needs and Information Seeking 5. Related Concepts Three. Models, Paradigms, and Theories in the Study of Information Behavior 6. Models of Information Behavior 7. Perspectives, Paradigms, and Theories Four. Methods for Studying Information Behavior 8. The Research Process 9. Methods: Examples by Type Five. Research Results and Reflections 10. Reviewing the Research: Its History, Size, and Topics 11. Research by Occupation 12. Research by Social Role and Demographic Group 13. Reviewing, Critiquing, Concluding Appendix A: Glossary Appendix B: Questions for Discussion and Application References Author Index Subject Index. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0123694302
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