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Introduction to information behaviour.

Author: Ford.
Publisher: London : Facet Publishing 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This landmark textbook is the essential resource for students, academics and researchers globally exploring information behaviour, users and information literacy. Drawing on international research, practice and theory across sectors this provides the authoritative overview of the information behaviour field today. Invaluable reading for library and information courses as well as related social science courses this  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ford.
ISBN: 9781856048507 1856048500
OCLC Number: 844730125
Description: 224 pages
Contents: 1. Introduction 2. What is information behaviour and why do we need to know about it? 3. Changing conceptions of information needs 4. Information seeking and acquisition are key components of information behaviour 5. Information behaviour can be collaborative 6. Factors influencing information behaviour 7. Models and theories in information behaviour research 8. Research approaches 9. Research methodologies in action 10. Using knowledge of information behaviour to design information systems 11. Conclusion
Responsibility: Nigel Ford.

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This landmark textbook is an essential primer for students and practitioners interested in information seeking, needs and behaviour, user studies and information literacy.  Read more...

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Ford has written a truly organic work in contrast to other similar books that are essentially listings. Ford deliberately simplifies the confusing, chaotic picture of information behavior concepts Read more...

 
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