AU: 3.0
Programme: CS

Scope and nature of information behaviour research. Paradigms: system-centred, user-centred, information behaviour in context. Models and theories of information behaviour. Information horizon and access to new media. Information needs and behaviour by demographic groups. Information behaviour by situations, tasks, and roles: everyday life situations, work-related situations, social information seeking. Factors affecting information behaviour: sociostructural, demographic, cognitive and affective. Research methods: quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods. New media and information behaviour: opportunities and challenges. Implications and interventions.


This mod might be classified under GERPE for science, it is actually being taught at Wee Kim Wee. The courses focus on "theories" in this information behaviour discipline. Applying instead of memorising these theories is crucial to do well in the course.