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A Reflection on Social Perspective of Information Behavior: Around the Theory of Information Worlds

  • Journal of the Korean Society for Library and Information Science
  • 2022, 56(1), pp.425-447
  • DOI : 10.4275/KSLIS.2022.56.1.425
  • Publisher : 한국문헌정보학회
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science
  • Received : January 22, 2022
  • Accepted : February 23, 2022
  • Published : February 28, 2022

Park, Sung Jae 1

1한성대학교

Excellent Accredited

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to introduce the Theory of Information Worlds which analyzes information behaviors in the social perspective. This study analyzed dissertations using the theory to provide the understanding of the theory and suggest theoretical implications. The theory was developed by Burnett and Jeager in 2008, and since then it was applied in 14 dissertations. Key concepts of the theory include social norms, social types, information value, information behavior, and boundaries. These concepts are intervened in the process of creation and control of behavior through interaction each other. Qualitative research was adopted in more research rather than quantitative research; especially interview and content analysis were applied. It is expected that the spectrum of information behavior research in Korea is broaden and deeper through this study.

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