Investigación del comportamiento informacional a través del análisis de redes sociales

González-Teruel, Aurora and Andreu-Ramos, Carolina Investigación del comportamiento informacional a través del análisis de redes sociales. El profesional de la información , 2013, vol. 22, n. 6, pp. 522-528. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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English abstract

The field of information behaviour research is dominated by a constructivist vision focused on the individual as a generator of knowledge. Recently, a group of researchers have increased the criticism of this approach and advocate a social turn. From this point of view, methods such as discourse analysis are used to try to learn from the language of users how they generate and share knowledge in the social context. Other methods that could contribute to a better understanding of this aspect include social network analysis. The article describes how this method has been applied to the study of information behaviour, shows a practical application and discusses the professional and methodological implications.

Spanish abstract

El enfoque prevaleciente en la investigación del comportamiento informacional es el constructivista centrado en el indivi- duo como generador de conocimiento. Recientemente han aumentado las críticas a esta postura reclamando un giro hacia lo social. Desde esta perspectiva se emplean métodos como el análisis del discurso que busca conocer, a través del lenguaje de los usuarios, cómo se genera y comparte el conocimiento en el contexto social. Otros métodos más objetivistas como el análisis de redes sociales podrían contribuir a un mayor conocimiento de este aspecto. Este trabajo describe cómo se ha aplicado a la investigación del comportamiento informacional, se presenta una aplicación práctica y se discuten las implica- ciones profesionales y metodológicas.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Information behaviour, Social network analysis, Research methodology, Research design, Professional practice, Comportamiento informacional, Análisis de redes sociales, Metodología de investigación, Diseño de la investigación, Práctica profesional.
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BH. Information needs and information requirements analysis.
C. Users, literacy and reading. > CB. User studies.
Depositing user: Aurora Gonzalez-Teruel
Date deposited: 16 Nov 2013 01:38
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:29


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