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ERIC Number: EJ559858
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-0418
Theory Growth in Information Science: Applications of the Theory of Science to a Theory of Information Seeking.
Vakkari, Pertti; Kuokkanen, Martti
Journal of Documentation, v53 n5 p497-519 Dec 1997
Uses a case study from information-seeking studies to analyze theory growth in information science, differentiating three contexts: unit theories, theoretical research programs, and metatheories. Illustrates the usefulness of tools in the analysis of theory growth by reconstructing a theory used in current information-seeking study. Includes a formalization of the unit theory. (PEN)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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