Released on 2021-03-30Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Understanding Human Information Behavior

Understanding Human Information Behavior

Author: Beth St. Jean

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538119143

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 306

View: 951

This introductory textbook for undergraduate students in information science, information studies, computer science, and related disciplines provides an applied grounding in information behavior. The book positions information behavior as a foundational element undergirding all of the information and computer science disciplines and professions
Released on 2021-03-15Categories

Understanding Human Information Behavior

Understanding Human Information Behavior

Author: Beth St. Jean

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1538119137

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Page: 336

View: 483

This introductory textbook for undergraduate students in information science, information studies, computer science, and related disciplines provides an applied grounding in information behavior. The book positions information behavior as a foundational element undergirding all of the information and computer science disciplines and professions
Released on 2006-01-31Categories Computers

New Directions in Human Information Behavior

New Directions in Human Information Behavior

Author: Amanda Spink

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402036671

Category: Computers

Page: 254

View: 512

New Directions in Human Information Behavior, co-edited by Drs. Amanda Spink and Charles Cole provides an understanding of the new directions, leading edge theories and models in human information behavior. Information behavior is conceptualized as complex human information related processes that are embedded within an individual’s everyday social and life processes. The book presents chapters by an interdisciplinary range of scholars who show new directions that often challenge the established views and paradigms of information behavior studies. Beginning with an evolutionary framework, the book examines information behaviors over various epochs of human existence from the Palaeolithic Era and within pre-literate societies, to contemporary behaviors by 21st century humans. Drawing upon social and psychological science theories the book presents a more integrated and holistic approach to the understanding of information behaviors that include multitasking and non-linear longitudinal processes, individuals’ information ground, information practices and information sharing, digital behaviors and human information organizing behaviors. The final chapter of the book integrates these new approaches and presents an overview of the key trends, theories and models for further research. This book is directly relevant to information scientists, librarians, social and evolutionary psychologists. Undergraduate and graduate students, academics and information professionals interested in human information behavior will find this book of particular benefit.
Released on 2005Categories Computers

Theories of Information Behavior

Theories of Information Behavior

Author: Karen E. Fisher

Publisher: Information Today, Inc.

ISBN: 157387230X

Category: Computers

Page: 431

View: 311

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, theorymethod connections, and the process of theory development.
Released on 2007-08-24Categories Computers

Online Communities and Social Computing

Online Communities and Social Computing

Author: Douglas Schuler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540732570

Category: Computers

Page: 526

View: 197

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Online Communities and Social Computing, OCSC 2007, held in Beijing, China, July 2007 in the framework of the 12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2007. It covers designing and developing on-line communities, as well as knowledge, collaboration, learning and local on-line communities.
Released on 2010-06-25Categories Social Science

Information Behavior

Information Behavior

Author: Amanda Spink

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642114970

Category: Social Science

Page: 85

View: 905

Information behavior has emerged as an important aspect of human life, however our knowledge and understanding of it is incomplete and underdeveloped scientifically. Research on the topic is largely contemporary in focus and has generally not incorporated results from other disciplines. In this monograph Spink provides a new understanding of information behavior by incorporating related findings, theories and models from social sciences, psychology and cognition. In her presentation, she argues that information behavior is an important instinctive sociocognitive ability that can only be fully understood with a highly interdisciplinary approach. The leitmotivs of her examination are three important research questions: First, what is the evolutionary, biological and developmental nature of information behavior? Second, what is the role of instinct versus environment in shaping information behavior? And, third, how have information behavior capabilities evolved and developed over time? Written for researchers in information science as well as social and cognitive sciences, Spink’s controversial text lays the foundation for a new interdisciplinary theoretical perspective on information behavior that will not only provide a more holistic framework for this field but will also impact those sciences, and thus also open up many new research directions.
Released on 2011Categories Computers

Interactive Information Seeking, Behaviour and Retrieval

Interactive Information Seeking, Behaviour and Retrieval

Author: Ian Ruthven

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 9781856047074

Category: Computers

Page: 337

View: 506

Information retrieval (IR) is a complex human activity supported by sophisticated systems. Information science has contributed much to the design and evaluation of previous generations of IR system development and to our general understanding of how such systems should be designed and yet, due to the increasing success and diversity of IR systems, many recent textbooks concentrate on IR systems themselves and ignore the human side of searching for information. This book is the first text to provide an information science perspective on IR. Unique in its scope, the book covers the whole spectrum of information retrieval, including: history and background information behaviour and seeking task-based information searching and retrieval approaches to investigating information interaction and behaviour information representation access models evaluation interfaces for IR interactive techniques web retrieval, ranking and personalization recommendation, collaboration and social search multimedia: interfaces and access. Readership: Senior undergraduates and masters' level students of all information and library studies courses and practising LIS professionals who need to better appreciate how IR systems are designed, implemented and evaluated.
Released on 2012-07-27Categories Medical

Understanding Human Behavior: A Guide for Health Care Providers

Understanding Human Behavior: A Guide for Health Care Providers

Author: Alyson Honeycutt

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781285225258

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 192

Instructors have been trusting UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR for years to give their students the reliable, practical information they need to gain a solid understanding of basic psychological concepts from a health care perspective. This all-new eighth edition is no exception. Packed with expanded content and updated with current industry trends and examples, this resource retains the features that made previous editions so successful -- a concise size and focus that offers students need-to-know information without overwhelming them, and an easy-to-read writing style. Coverage spans a broad but valuable range of important mental health topics and addresses them alongside their implications for health care professionals. It takes on both client and caregiver perspectives, resulting in a powerful book that explores the behaviors, emotions, and coping mechanisms encountered in a variety of health care situations and settings. Real-world examples and activities that encourage students to examine their own behaviors round out the book's comprehensive approach, making this a must-have tool for health care programs. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.