Epistemology and the socio-cognitive perspective in information science

@article{Hjrland2002EpistemologyAT,
  title={Epistemology and the socio-cognitive perspective in information science},
  author={Birger Hj{\o}rland},
  journal={JASIST},
  year={2002},
  volume={53},
  pages={257-270}
}
This article presents a socio-cognitive perspective in relation to information science (IS) and information retrieval (IR). The differences between traditional cognitive views and the socio-cognitive or domain-analytic view are outlined. It is claimed that, given elementary skills in computer-based retrieval, people are basically interacting with representations of subject literatures in IR. The kind of knowledge needed to interact with representations of subject literatures is discussed. It is… CONTINUE READING
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