New Directions in Information Behaviour Vol: 1

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05 Oct 2011
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
300 pages - 156 x 234 x 32mm
Library and Information Science
New Research in Information Behaviour, co-edited by Professor Amanda Spink and Dr. Jannica Heinstrom provides an understanding of the new directions, leading edge theories and models in information behaviour. Information behaviour 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 a range of scholars who show new research directions that often challenge the established views and paradigms of information behaviour studies. Beginning with an evolutionary framework, the book builds our understanding of information behaviours over various epochs of human existence from the Palaeolithic Era and within pre-literate societies, to contemporary behaviours by 21st century humans. Drawing upon social and psychological science theories the book presents a more integrated and holistic approach understanding of information behaviours. This book is directly relevant to information scientists, information professionals and librarians, social and evolutionary psychologists, social scientists and people interested in understanding more about their own information behaviours.
List of Contributors. Preface. Chapter 1 Introduction: New Directions in Information Behaviour. Chapter 2 The Emergence of Conceptual Modelling in Information Behaviour Research. Chapter 3 Meta-Synthesis with Information Behaviour Research. Chapter 4 Weaving the Threads of Experience into Human Information Interaction (HII): Probing User Experience (UX) for New Directions in Information Behaviour. Chapter 5 Into the Land of Adolescent Metacognitive Knowledge During the Information Search Process: A Metacognitive Ethnography. Chapter 6 Individual Differences in Information-Related Behaviour: What Do We Know About Information Styles?. Chapter 7 The Theory of Information Worlds and Information Behaviour. Chapter 8 Towards Agency–Structure Integration: A Person-in-Environment (PIE) Framework for Modelling Individual-Level Information Behaviours and Outcomes. Chapter 9 Understanding Casual-Leisure Information Behaviour. Chapter 10 Information Behaviour Development in Early Childhood. Chapter 11 Impacts of Information: An Analysis of Spiritual Messages. Chapter 12 Conclusions and Further Research. About the Authors. Subject Index. New Directions in Information Behaviour. Library and Information Science. Library and Information Science. Copyright page. Editorial Advisory Board.

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