Positioning Theory: A framework for information behavior research

Lisa Given

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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, theory'method connections, and the process of theory development.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTheories of Information Behavior
EditorsSanda Erdelez Karen E Fisher, Lynne (E F ) McKechnie Lynne (E F ) McKechnie Lynne (E F ) McKechnie
Place of PublicationMedford, NJ, USA
PublisherAmerican Society for Information Science and Technology
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781573872300
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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