Trends in information behavior research, 1999–2008: A content analysis

Trends in information behavior research, 1999–2008: A content analysis A content analysis of articles published between 1999 and 2008 in the area of information behavior yielded results directly comparable to previous research and demonstrated little change in research methods employed, relative interest in particular user groups, or attention to affective variables. However, interdisciplinarity of the literature has increased, and it appears that the proportions of researchers and practitioners contributing to the literature in this area have reversed: now a majority of authors are researchers. This suggests an increase in scholarly activity in the area, a finding consistent with other recent reviews. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library & Information Science Research Elsevier

Trends in information behavior research, 1999–2008: A content analysis

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc.
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0740-8188
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10.1016/j.lisr.2010.07.014
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Abstract

A content analysis of articles published between 1999 and 2008 in the area of information behavior yielded results directly comparable to previous research and demonstrated little change in research methods employed, relative interest in particular user groups, or attention to affective variables. However, interdisciplinarity of the literature has increased, and it appears that the proportions of researchers and practitioners contributing to the literature in this area have reversed: now a majority of authors are researchers. This suggests an increase in scholarly activity in the area, a finding consistent with other recent reviews.

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Library & Information Science ResearchElsevier

Published: Jan 1, 2011

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