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={D. Bawden},
  journal={J. Documentation},
  year={2006},
  volume={62},
  pages={671-679}
}
  • D. Bawden
  • Published 2006
  • Computer Science
  • J. Documentation
  • 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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