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Checking In: Information Behaviors and Needs

I want to make sure that everyone understands  the focus of the assignments: information behaviors and needs of your chosen community. Many of you have located useful studies related to your community’s info behaviors and needs. Some of you may be using studies of a related group because LIS research has not been done on your chosen community. If the bulk of your research is not in our field, you may want to make sure you have some good applicable LIS studies to support your work as well as our course theories ands models. Message me if you have questions.

I would suggest reviewing the Info Behavior Course Helper page.

It might also be a good idea to review the assignment synthesis examples to see how everything flows into the research paper:

The assignments in INFO 200 are meant to build on student knowledge of a community’s information behavior, understanding of peer-reviewed research articles and community-created resources related to the group, and a synthesis of our course content with findings about the community. Blogging and the other major assignments should provide content and insights for the successful competition of the research paper. Content can be remixed and re-used.


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