Users, user studies and human information behaviour: A three-decade perspective on Tom Wilson's "On user studies and information needs"

@article{Bawden2006UsersUS,
  title={Users, user studies and human information behaviour: A three-decade perspective on Tom Wilson's "On user studies and information needs"},
  author={David Bawden},
  journal={Journal of Documentation},
  year={2006},
  volume={62},
  pages={671-679}
}
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to review Wilson’s (1981) seminal article, “On user studies and information needs” (Journal of Documentation, 1981, Vol. 37 No. 1, pp. 3-15) as part of a series celebrating the Journal’s 60th anniversary. Design/methodology/approach – This paper adopts a literature-based conceptual analysis, taking Wilson’s paper as the starting point, and evaluating the significance of, and later developments in, the issues dealt with in that article. Findings – Wilson’s… CONTINUE READING
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