2022-09Konferenzveröffentlichung DOI: 10.18452/25290
Information behaviour research for what? The role of information behaviour research in addressing societal challenges
The panel initiates a discussion on the role of information behaviour research in addressing major challenges facing our society. These include climate change, political extremism, and health threats – in many of which information plays a crucial role. The panel asks, first, what is the role and responsibility of information behaviour research in addressing societal challenges, and second, is there a risk of jeopardising the conceptual coherence of the research field if information behaviour researchers to a greater extent direct their research to address major societal challenges? In the panel, five panelists will present their specific position to the questions after which all attendees are invited to participate in the discussion. A broad audience is expected, as the topic should be of interest to everyone at the conference.
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Panel, Information Seeking in Context (ISIC), Berlin, September 26 - 29, 2022