The Future of Information Behavior Research

Introductory Paragraph (Introduction) Provide an overview of these criticisms and then address the following  “Question for Discussion and Application” (Case&Given, 2016)…”How accurate are the various criticisms of IB research, for example, that it does not fully engage with theory, or that it tends to study small samples of volunteers using somewhat unreliable methods? Are they fair criticisms…?…can they be ignored…? (pg. 388) Main Paragraphs (Analysis) Using your selection of journal articles (6 journal articles) from the annotated bibliography about the trends in IB research (or 6 journal articles from one of the other areas listed for the annotated bibliography) in a particular area and the “Conclusions and Trends” section of chapter 11 (pg. 359), provide your reaction to the criticisms. Does the content of the journal articles substantiate or refute the criticisms. Explain how the journal articles substantiate or refute the criticisms then provide and your own perspective of the future of information behavior research. Concluding Paragraph (Conclusion) Summarize what you have learned, observed and/or concluded. Separate Reference Page (References) Suggested length: 2- 4 pages PLUS a separate Reference page. Essay Details: Use an essay format with: A distinct introductory paragraph –to describe what you are writing about, establishing the context of the analysis, which is the interview; Main paragraphs – these paragraphs will comprise most of the essay and contain the main topic content, in this case, the “analysis” questions. Concluding paragraph – this should be an account of what you have learned, observed and/or concluded from the interview. References – this is a list of references (labeled References) on a separate page in correct APA format . Remember to include APA formatted in-text citations for any resources listed in the References.

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