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ERIC Number: EJ621852
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-3318-3324
The Use of Theory in Information Science Research.
Pettigrew, Karen E.; McKechnie, Lynne
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, v52 n1 p62-73 Jan 2001
Reports on findings regarding authors' use of theory in 1,160 articles that appeared in six information science (IS) journals from 1993-1998. Findings indicate that theory was discussed in 34.1% of the articles. The majority of these theories were from the social sciences (45.4%), followed by IS (29.9%), the sciences (19.3%), and humanities (5.4%). New IS theories were proposed by 71 authors. (Contains 61 references.) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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