• Information and the gaining of understanding

    Author(s):
    David Bawden (see profile) , Lyn Robinson
    Date:
    2016
    Group(s):
    CityLIS
    Subject(s):
    Information science, Information literacy, Information behaviour, Epistemology
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    understanding
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6MP4VM9W
    Abstract:
    It is suggested that, in addition to data, information and knowledge, the information sciences should focus on understanding, understood as a higher-order knowledge, with coherent and explanatory potential. The limited ways in which understanding has been addressed in the design of information systems, in studies of information behaviour, in formulations of information literacy, and in impact studies are briefly reviewed, and future prospects considered. The paper is an extended version of a keynote presentation given at the i3 conference in June 2015.
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    Published
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