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The noblest pleasure: theories of understanding in the information sciences

Bawden, D. (2016). The noblest pleasure: theories of understanding in the information sciences. In: Sonnenwald, D. H. (Ed.), Theory Development in the Information Sciences. (pp. 281-299). USA: University of Texas Press. ISBN 1477309063

Abstract

A style of theory construction for the information sciences is presented, which emphasizes understanding and explanation, through qualitative conceptual analysis. Regarding information science itself as a field of study with a focus on all aspects of information, it has the aim of developing ways of understanding information, and concepts related to information, necessarily incorporating insights from numerous disciplines and forms of knowledge.

Publication Type: Book Section
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Library & Information Science
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/13545
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