Models of Information Seeking Behaviour: A Comparative Study


Author(s): Dipak Kumar Kundu

This study explores a qualitative analysis of information needs and information-seeking behaviour models. The methodology includes a study of various information behaviour models selected randomly, a systematic review of the subject literature and the exploration of relevant qualitative research methods. The paper shows how the different factors influence the information needs of user groups. Different viewers’ opinions on various models have been analysed and at the same time the testing groups of each model have also been identified. The study concludes that each model represents a different but also an overlapping or similar approach to information-seeking behaviour research.

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