Conceptual Approaches for Defining Data, Information, and Knowledge

TitleConceptual Approaches for Defining Data, Information, and Knowledge
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsZins, C.
JournalJournal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
Pagination479 - 493
Date Published2007///

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Undertook a study, “Knowledge Map of Information Science,” to explore the foundations of information science.
Used a panel discussion-based methodology called Critical Delphi. The panel for the study was comprised of leading scholars who represent nearly all the major subfields and important as- pects of the field (see Appendix A). The indirect discussions were anonymous and were conducted in three successive rounds of structured questionnaires. The first questionnaire contained 24 detailed and open-ended questions covering 16 pages. The second questionnaire contained 18 questions in 16 pages. The third questionnaire contained 13 questions in 28 pages (see relevant excerpts from the three question- naires in Appendix B).