David Bawden deposited No such thing as society? On the individuality of information behaviour on Humanities Commons 3 months, 1 week ago
This opinion piece considers the relative importance of individual and social factors in determining information behaviour. It concludes that individual factors are more central and fundamental, though they may certainly be qualified by social and cultural factors, and though there are good reasons for studying and analyzing information behaviour in terms of social groups. More studies of interesting emergent factors and behaviours in social settings would be valuable.