Friday, October 14
As information studies/information sciences is a relatively young and new branch of science in comparison to its more mature counterparts such as physics, mathematics, history, etc., the development and use of the related theories have been the concern of the field. Based on contents of a book recently published about theory development in the information sciences (Sonnenwald, 2016), in this workshop facilitators specializing in various fields of theory development, including information retrieval, information browsing, information literacy and inquiry project-based learning, will share their experiences. Participants are invited to join a guided discussion session which intends to encourage and guide junior researchers through the process of developing their own theories.
Mei-Mei Wu, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Diane H. Sonnenwald, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Shan-ju Lin Chang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Samuel Kai Wah Chu, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Early bird: ASIS&T Members $100, Non-Members $110
Regular: ASIS&T Members $110, Non-Members $120