LIS 510. THEORIES OF IB Nov 6, 2007. Paradigms & LIS. Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996) popularized the term in his influential book The structure of scientific revolutions in 1962. Meanings: For social scientists, refers to a “world view” or “general perspective”
THEORIES OF IB
Nov 6, 2007
(1) Taylor, and MacMullin & Taylor’s “user-values” or “value-added” approach
(2) Dervin’s sense-making approach
(3) Belkin et al’s anomalous states of knowledge (ASK) approach
Grand/Formal T ↔ Middle Range/Grounded T
Example: Marx’s socialism vs Kuhlthau’s ISP
Any examples from the readings?
(One person at a time…)
Belkin and the ASK
- “a bit at a time retrieval”
- “[when] a query is satisfied not by a single final retrieved set, but by a series of selections of individual references and bits of ino at each stage of the every-modifying search” (p. 410)
What’s missing? And why?
Capabilities that need to be supported by the info system:
Strength of Weak Ties