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LIS 5203

Assessing Information Needs


For Each Reading…
• summary of the article(s) (for a research article, this should include:
purpose; research question(s); theory/model; methods; major
findings).
• significance of the article: why are you reading it? what are the
major take-away points from it?
• practical implications of this article for *information practice* -- for
information professionals and for users.
• implications for *information research* (what did you learn about
things to do and not to do in doing research about information
behavior? what are some questions that emerge as a result of this
article that lead to further needed study?)
• REMEMBER: THE BEST WAY TO LEAD A DISCUSSION IS TO
ASK LOTS AND LOTS OF QUESTIONS!!!
What was this article about?
Broadly?
What literature is this work based on?
Image of model/theory
Methodology
Major Findings/Results
Limitations of the Research
Why are we reading this article?
What are the Implications for
Information Practice?
What are the Implications for
Information Research?
Final Thoughts?