Instructor: S. Cornwell
This course is an introduction to user-centered approaches to human information behaviour and explores the information needs, seeking, sources and information use of members of various groups in different contexts. In addition, it introduces the theoretical frameworks, models and practical research methods that form the foundation for studies of information behaviour and offers students the opportunity to carry out a small-scale research study.
Course Syllabi for LIS 9350B-001 (Winter 2022)
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Prerequisites: LIS 9004
Program Content Areas
Connecting People with Information
Upon successful completion of readings, assignments, and class participation, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an introductory yet critical understanding of the major concepts, theories and models of information behaviour (PLLO 2, 5);
2. Exhibit a broad knowledge of the field of information behaviour research through examination of a wide range of studies (PLLO 2);
3. Understand, use and evaluate appropriate research methods for studying information behaviour (PLLO 1, 3, 9).
MLIS Program Goals and Objectives