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3rd Annual Research Symposium of the SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP ON INFORMATION NEEDS, SEEKING, AND USE (SIG USE) of the AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR INFORMATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Saturday, October 18, 2003, 1-6 pm Westin Hotel, Long Beach, CA

The symposium will begin with an introductory presentation by Marcia Bates, Professor, UCLA.

Researchers of information behavior (IB) are among the heaviest users of theory within information science (Pettigrew & McKechnie, 2001, JASIS&T, 52.1:62-73; McKechnie, et. al., 2000, New Review of Information Behaviour Research, 2: 47-63). The 2003 SIG USE Research Symposium will examine theoretical frameworks used for studying information behavior, in particular, the conceptual constructs, measures, and methods implied by particular theories.

Under the leadership of experienced researchers, who used a particular theory in their research, participants will work in small groups to discuss selected theories and identify their strengths and limitations for studying information behavior. Through this process, participants will gain deeper understandings of different theories and be able to apply them in more valid and fruitful ways in their own research. Ultimately, the symposium may produce a collection of guidelines that researchers might use for theory-based investigations of information behavior.

Participation is limited to 40 people, and participants must register for the symposium

Early registration fees:       $40 SIG USE members/$50 ASIST members/$65 non-members


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