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A general theory of human information behaviour
University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT. (Digital resources and services)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4941-8443
2016 (English)In: Proceedings of ISIC: the information behaviour conference, Zadar, Croatia, 20-23 September, 2016: Part 1., Sheffield: Tom Wilson , 2016, Vol. 1, sic1601Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Introduction. This paper proposes that Wilson’s models of information behaviour constitute a general theory and that this is recognized by other researchers, although the term ‘theory’ has not been used by Wilson. Method. Wilson’s models are reviewed in the context of their use by other researchers, who use the terms ‘theory’ or ‘theoretical’ in describing the models. The relationship between model and theory is discussed and the characteristics of theories are explored, with a view to identifying the kind of theory embodied in the models. Results. Wilson’s models are shown to satisfy the requirements of a theory and of theory development, with particular reference to human interaction with information. The theory is categorised as grounded and inductive, being based on fieldwork undertaken for the INISS Project and subsequent analysis of relevant papers from a variety of research areas. Conclusion. Recognition of Wilson’s models as representations of an underlying theory of human information behaviour provides an opportunity for its further development in theoretical terms rather than simply as a framework to guide the conduct of research.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sheffield: Tom Wilson , 2016. Vol. 1, sic1601
Series
Information Research, ISSN 1368-1613 ; 21(4)
Keyword [en]
Information behaviour, thoery
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Library and Information Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-11658OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-11658DiVA: diva2:1062543
Conference
ISIC: the information behaviour conference, Zadar, September 20-23, 2016
Available from: 2017-01-06 Created: 2017-01-06 Last updated: 2017-01-09Bibliographically approved

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