Course Description

LIS 9863 (Winter 2010)   Special Topic: Informing Decision Making

Instructor: J. Burkell

Course Description
This course takes an in-depth look at what might be considered the ‘last stage’ of information seeking: the use of information for problem-solving and decision-making. Drawing on empirical research in information studies, psychology, and other relevant disciplines that examine the interaction between users and information, we will examine how information is selected (or ignored), and how it is interpreted (or misinterpreted). The goal of this course is to develop a nuanced understanding of the processes involved in information use.

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