Models of information behavior

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Today we will go over a number of information behavior models and discuss how they provide a mechanism for explaining and understanding theory. We will also discuss theoretical constructs and variables.

Fidel (2012) lays out several different types of models:

  1. Action models
  2. Element models
  3. Mixed models

Some of the theoretical models we encounter can be thought of as process models as well, because they describe a chain of steps in a process, rather than simply the relationships between constructs.

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