Understanding Human Information Behavior

The book positions information behavior as a foundational element undergirding all of the information and computer science disciplines and professions

Author: Beth St. Jean

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538119143

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This introductory textbook for undergraduate students in information science, information studies, computer science, and related disciplines provides an applied grounding in information behavior. The book positions information behavior as a foundational element undergirding all of the information and computer science disciplines and professions
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Theories of Information Behavior

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.

Author: Karen E. Fisher

Publisher: Information Today, Inc.

ISBN: 157387230X

Category: Computers

Page: 431

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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, theorymethod connections, and the process of theory development.
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Understanding Human Information Behavior

The book positions information behavior as a foundational element undergirding all of the information and computer science disciplines and professions

Author: Beth St. Jean

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1538119137

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Page: 336

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This introductory textbook for undergraduate students in information science, information studies, computer science, and related disciplines provides an applied grounding in information behavior. The book positions information behavior as a foundational element undergirding all of the information and computer science disciplines and professions
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Exploring Context in Information Behavior

In this book, we look at the many definitions of and the theoretical and empirical studies on context, and I attempt to map the conceptual space of context in information behavior.

Author: Naresh Kumar Agarwal

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 9781681730820

Category: Computers

Page: 163

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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 computer-based systems to facilitate this seeking and search process often lack a full knowledge of the context surrounding the search. This context may vary depending on the job or role of the person; individual characteristics such as personality, domain knowledge, age, gender, perception of self, etc.; the task at hand; the source and the channel and their degree of accessibility and usability; and the relationship that the seeker shares with the source. Yet researchers have yet to agree on what context really means. While there have been various research studies incorporating context, and biennial conferences on context in information behavior, there lacks a clear definition of what context is, what its boundaries are, and what elements and variables comprise context. In this book, we look at the many definitions of and the theoretical and empirical studies on context, and I attempt to map the conceptual space of context in information behavior. I propose theoretical frameworks to map the boundaries, elements, and variables of context. I then discuss how to incorporate these frameworks and variables in the design of research studies on context. We then arrive at a unified definition of context. This book should provide designers of search systems a better understanding of context as they seek to meet the needs and demands of information seekers. It will be an important resource for researchers in Library and Information Science, especially doctoral students looking for one resource that covers an exhaustive range of the most current literature related to context, the best selection of classics, and a synthesis of these into theoretical frameworks and a unified definition. The book should help to move forward research in the field by clarifying the elements, variables, and views that are pertinent. In particular, the list of elements to be considered, and the variables associated with each element will be extremely useful to researchers wanting to include the influences of context in their studies.
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The Information Behavior of a New Generation

The Information Behavior of a New Generation: Children and Teens in the 21st Century attempts to describe the significant changes in the information behavior of children and youth over the last two decades.

Author: Jamshid Beheshti

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810885943

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

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The Information Behavior of a New Generation: Children and Teens in the 21st Century attempts to describe the significant changes in the information behavior of children and youth over the last two decades. Thirteen researchers from a variety of disciplines discuss the changes that can be attributed to mobile technology, social networks, and digital media.
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Human Behavior

The book is a basic insight into human behavior and its rationales. The author has tried to link the requirements of human mind and body, and how these needs control the process of human behavior at every stage of development.

Author: Joe Miller

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1981402209

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Human Behavior; A Basic Guide to Understanding Human Behaviour The entirety of human evolution is greatly influenced by the behavioral changes that have taken place over the ages and still now the process is on the move. However, when it comes to understanding the process in in a simple way, one can hardly find an easy option. There are books, theories, and piles of research materials, but they are for those who are already aware of the basic ideas. The book is a basic insight into human behavior and its rationales. The author has tried to link the requirements of human mind and body, and how these needs control the process of human behavior at every stage of development. In this book, you will find all the information you're looking for about: Suffering Depression Emotion The Basics so much more! When you download Human Behavior; A Basic Guide to Understanding Human Behaviour you understand all you need to know about Human Behavior! Would you like to start today? If you do, just scroll up and hit the BUY button. Enjoy!
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Information Seeking Behavior and Technology Adoption Theories and Trends

Highlighting theories that had their base in the early days of text-based information and expanding to the digitization of the Internet, this book is an essential reference source for those involved in the education and training of the next ...

Author: Al-Suqri, Mohammed Nasser

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466681576

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 321

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With the increasingly complex and ubiquitous data available through modern technology, digital information is being utilized daily by academics and professionals of all disciplines and career paths. Information Seeking Behavior and Technology Adoption: Theories and Trends brings together the many theories and meta-theories that make information science relevant across different disciplines. Highlighting theories that had their base in the early days of text-based information and expanding to the digitization of the Internet, this book is an essential reference source for those involved in the education and training of the next-generation of information science professionals, as well as those who are currently working on the design and development of our current information products, systems, and services.
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Understanding Human Behavior A Guide for Health Care Professionals

Reflecting the latest research and practices, the text offers streamlined coverage that spans a broad range of important mental health topics -- as well as their implications for health care professionals.

Author: Alyson Honeycutt

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781337517515

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 480

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Empowering professionals in today's dynamic health care field, UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR, 9e, equips readers with a solid understanding of basic psychological concepts from a health care perspective. Reflecting the latest research and practices, the text offers streamlined coverage that spans a broad range of important mental health topics -- as well as their implications for health care professionals. It includes expanded coverage of cultural bias and cultural competence; developmental disorders; trauma-informed care; drug use in the U.S.; alternative, complementary, and integrative medicine; stress-management techniques; and much more. Looking at issues from both the client's and caregiver's perspectives, this powerful resource explores a wide range of behaviors, emotions, and coping mechanisms you may encounter in a variety of health care situations and settings. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Behavioral Psychology Understanding Human Behavior

Behavioral psychology integrates principles of philosophy and psychology. This book presents the complex subject of behavioral psychology in the most comprehensible and easy to understand language.

Author: Tom Eccleston

Publisher: Clanrye International

ISBN: 1632407213

Category: Psychology

Page: 243

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Behavioral psychology is the scientific study of the behavior exhibited by humans. The behavior is mostly observed in reaction to specific situations. Behavioral psychology integrates principles of philosophy and psychology. This book presents the complex subject of behavioral psychology in the most comprehensible and easy to understand language. From theories to research to practical applications, case studies related to all contemporary topics of relevance to this field have been included herein. It will help the readers in keeping pace with the rapid changes in this field.
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New Directions in Human Information Behavior

The field of library and information science ( LIS ) has historically been a leading discipline in conducting research that seeks to understand human information - related behaviors ( Spink & Cole , 2004 , in press ) .

Author: Amanda Spink

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402036671

Category: Computers

Page: 254

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New Directions in Human Information Behavior, co-edited by Drs. Amanda Spink and Charles Cole provides an understanding of the new directions, leading edge theories and models in human information behavior. Information behavior 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 an interdisciplinary range of scholars who show new directions that often challenge the established views and paradigms of information behavior studies. Beginning with an evolutionary framework, the book examines information behaviors over various epochs of human existence from the Palaeolithic Era and within pre-literate societies, to contemporary behaviors by 21st century humans. Drawing upon social and psychological science theories the book presents a more integrated and holistic approach to the understanding of information behaviors that include multitasking and non-linear longitudinal processes, individuals’ information ground, information practices and information sharing, digital behaviors and human information organizing behaviors. The final chapter of the book integrates these new approaches and presents an overview of the key trends, theories and models for further research. This book is directly relevant to information scientists, librarians, social and evolutionary psychologists. Undergraduate and graduate students, academics and information professionals interested in human information behavior will find this book of particular benefit.
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What s the Use

Author: Anders Hektor

Publisher: Anders Hektor

ISBN: 9789173731133

Category: Information studies

Page: 338

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Engaging Undergraduates in Primary Source Research

This book guides faculty members and librarians in creating engaging learning experiences with primary sources.

Author: Lijuan Xu

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538138939

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 152

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This book guides faculty members and librarians in creating engaging learning experiences with primary sources. Chapters coauthored by librarians and faculty partners provide examples of exercises and assignments in which students engage with primary sources, including both digital and physical materials as well as non-English language materials.
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Collaborative Information Behavior User Engagement and Communication Sharing

"This book coordinates and integrates current research and practices in the area of collaborative information behavior, providing information on empirical research findings, theoretical frameworks, and models relevant to understanding ...

Author: Foster, Jonathan

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781615207985

Category: Law

Page: 304

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"This book coordinates and integrates current research and practices in the area of collaborative information behavior, providing information on empirical research findings, theoretical frameworks, and models relevant to understanding collaborative information behavior"--Provided by publisher.
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Curiosity and Information Seeking in Animal and Human Behavior

The major uniqueness is related to the integrative levels framework, which is not very often utilized the the contemporary books on the subject. This is why the book offers holistic, complete presentation of the area that it does cover.

Author: Wojciech Pisula

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781599426006

Category: Psychology

Page: 170

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The purpose of the book is to deliver a critical review of the literature and author's research data relevant for understanding the phenomena of curiosity, information seeking behavior, and novelty seeking. The book is designed to be a comprehensive and systematic lecture of areas related to the main subject in a way that will enable the reader to grasp the notion of development in terms of the evolutionary time scale and ontogenesis. Each of the subjects is explained on the basis of three perspectives: ultimate factors, integrative levels, and proximate mechanisms. This work is intended to integrate approaches adopted within psychology, ethology, and behavioral neuroscience. The major uniqueness is related to the integrative levels framework, which is not very often utilized the the contemporary books on the subject. This is why the book offers holistic, complete presentation of the area that it does cover. It should be of interests of students of psychology, animal behavior, as well teachers and educators. It provides refreshing cues for creative thinking about human curiosity. The present edition includes new data and the discussion of the new literature on the subject.
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Empowerment Series Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment

Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, this edition is up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended behaviors outlined in the current Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the ...

Author: Charles Zastrow

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781337670722

Category: Social Science

Page: 848

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UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT, 11th Edition, looks at the lifespan through the lens of social work theory and practice, covering human development and behavior theories within the context of individual, family, group, organizational, and community systems. Using a chronological lifespan approach, the book presents separate chapters on biological, psychological, and social impacts at the different lifespan stages with an emphasis on strengths and empowerment. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, this edition is up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended behaviors outlined in the current Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Psychology Understanding Human Behavior

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations.

Author: Quinn Sartain Aaron

Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press

ISBN: 0353335509

Category: History

Page: 458

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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Understanding Human Behavior

With this book you'll learn how to apply METHODS to your own life so that you can influence people's thoughts, emotions, and behavior in nearly any situation. Grab this book today and discover how you can master this skill!

Author: Jason Miller

Publisher:

ISBN: 1990059104

Category: Self-Help

Page: 204

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Learn the New Psychology That Changes the Way We Understood Human Behavior If you're not getting what you desire in life, perhaps it's time to practice some positive manipulation, mind control, and NLP by understanding Human Behavior. If you consider manipulation to be contrary, you'll find out differently when learning and applying our step-by-step guide to getting what you want. Reaching success doesn't have to be at the expense of others. Instead, you can get others to help you achieve success, and they can enjoy all the benefits of your success as well. Inside this book, you will discover: These lectures are both an excellent summary of a transformed profession and an ideal starting point for those eager to expand their understanding of the human mind. The book expressly captures human behavior in its essence, baring its susceptibilities, strengths, and driving power. It teaches how to ably put behavioral patterns to use and make the most of them. Learning how to Influence Human Behavior is one of the most powerful skills you could ever have. With this book you'll learn how to apply METHODS to your own life so that you can influence people's thoughts, emotions, and behavior in nearly any situation. Grab this book today and discover how you can master this skill!
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Human Behavior Analysis Sensing and Understanding

In this book, we will present our latest findings on non-invasive sensing and understanding of human behavior. Specifically, this book differs from existing literature in the following senses.

Author: Zhiwen Yu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811521115

Category: Computers

Page: 271

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Over the last decade, there has been a growing interest in human behavior analysis, motivated by societal needs such as security, natural interfaces, affective computing, and assisted living. However, the accurate and non-invasive detection and recognition of human behavior remain major challenges and the focus of many research efforts. Traditionally, in order to identify human behavior, it is first necessary to continuously collect the readings of physical sensing devices (e.g., camera, GPS, and RFID), which can be worn on human bodies, attached to objects, or deployed in the environment. Afterwards, using recognition algorithms or classification models, the behavior types can be identified so as to facilitate advanced applications. Although such traditional approaches deliver satisfactory performance and are still widely used, most of them are intrusive and require specific sensing devices, raising issues such as privacy and deployment costs. In this book, we will present our latest findings on non-invasive sensing and understanding of human behavior. Specifically, this book differs from existing literature in the following senses. Firstly, we focus on approaches that are based on non-invasive sensing technologies, including both sensor-based and device-free variants. Secondly, while most existing studies examine individual behaviors, we will systematically elaborate on how to understand human behaviors of various granularities, including not only individual-level but also group-level and community-level behaviors. Lastly, we will discuss the most important scientific problems and open issues involved in human behavior analysis.
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Studying Human Behavior

In this volume, Longino enters into the complexities of human behavioural research, a domain still dominated by the age-old debate of 'nature versus nurture'.

Author: Helen E. Longino

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226492889

Category: Philosophy

Page: 249

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In this volume, Longino enters into the complexities of human behavioural research, a domain still dominated by the age-old debate of 'nature versus nurture'. Longino focuses on how scientists study it, specifically sexual behaviour and aggression, and asks what can be known about human behaviour through empirical investigation.
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