Journal of Information Resources Management ›› 2022, Vol. 12 ›› Issue (1): 21-33,45.doi: 10.13365/j.jirm.2022.01.021

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A Review for Information Behavior Research During the Time Period of the 13th Five-Year Plan in China

Li Yuelin1,2 Zhang Jianwei1,2 Wang Shanshan2,3 Zhang Xiaotong1,2 Zhang Tairui1,2 Li Anyi1,2   

  1. 1.Department of Information Resources Management,Business School,Nankai University,Tianjin, 300071;
    2. Research Center for Information Behavior,Nankai University,Tianjin, 300071; 
    3.Library, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Shanghai, 200093
  • Online:2022-01-26 Published:2022-02-25

Abstract: The study conducts a content analysis of 497 research papers on information behavior published during the time period of the 13th Five-Year Plan in China, aiming to reveal the features of the research and problem existed. The results indicate that the research is concerned with various user groups and has extended to different information use environments and involved more information types. Health information behavior has been a hot topic in the area; case studies are becoming a new approach to information behavior research; an interdisciplinary research approach has been an obvious feature of information behavior research. In addition, the study identifies the shortcomings and problems, including lack of examination of the problems emerging from the development of the society from the macro level, lack of foresighted and predictive research to support the development of new technologies, lack of theoretical basis and theoretical innovation, and lack of understanding of various research methods and their limitations. The paper is concluded by a discussion how to conduct information behavior research during the time period of the 14th Five-Year Plan and the future.

Key words: The 13th Five-Year Plan, Information behavior, Information-seeking behavior, Information search behavior and interactive information behavior, Health information behavior, Information-sharing behavior

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