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Exploring context in information behavior : seeker, situation, surroundings, and shared identities

Author: Naresh Kumar Agarwal
Publisher: [San Rafael, California] : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, [2018] ©2018
Series: Synthesis lectures on information concepts, retrieval, and services, # 61.; Synthesis digital library of engineering and computer science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The field of human information behavior runs the gamut of processes from the realization of a need or gap in understanding, to the search for information from one or more sources to fill that gap, to the use of that information to complete a task at hand or to satisfy a curiosity, as well as other behaviors such as avoiding information or finding information serendipitously. Designers of mechanisms, tools, and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Naresh Kumar Agarwal
ISBN: 9781681730813 1681730812 1681736098 9781681736099
OCLC Number: 1020804246
Notes: Printed version of a work that appears in the Synthesis digital library of engineering and computer science.
Description: xxi, 163 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: why context? --
1.1 The field of information behavior --
1.1.1 Why is context relevant to information behavior? --
1.2 What is context? --
1.2.1 The many facets and types of context --
1.3 Chapter summary --
2. Literature review: the influence of context on information behavior --
2.1 Models and frameworks incorporating context --
2.2 Empirical studies incorporating context --
2.2.1 Populations studied --
2.2.2 Methods used --
2.2.3 Variables studied --
2.2.4 Application of context in system design --
2.3 Mapping theoretical conceptions to one contextual element --
2.4 Chapter summary --
3. Mapping the conceptual space of context --
3.1 Background --
3.1.1 So, what does context really mean? How do we map the conceptual space of context? --
3.2 Delineating the boundaries of context: contextual identity framework --
3.2.1 The scope of context --
3.2.2 The context behind my study of context --
3.2.3 Theoretical lens--social identity theory --
3.2.4 Contextual identity framework --
3.3 Delineating the elements of context --
3.4 Delineating the variables comprising context --
3.5 Chapter summary --
4. Discussion --
4.1 Designing research studies incorporating context --
4.2 Stereotyped context and the movement between stereotyped and shared contexts --
4.2.1 Yin-yang: stereotyping within shared view of context --
4.2.2 Contextual identity framework and social phenomenology --
4.3 Context overlap and continuous change --
4.3.1 Layers of context or overlapping contexts --
4.3.2 Continuous reshaping of context --
4.4 Chapter summary --
5. Definition and conclusions --
5.1 Toward a unified definition of "context in information behavior" --
5.2 Limitations and future work --
5.3 Conclusions and implications --
5.4 Context now and in the near future --
5.5 Chapter summary --
6. Further reading --
Bibliography --
Author's biography.
Series Title: Synthesis lectures on information concepts, retrieval, and services, # 61.; Synthesis digital library of engineering and computer science.
Responsibility: Naresh Kumar Agarwal.

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