Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Kunskapsteori och kunskapsorganisation: En diskursanalys
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2005 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
Epistemology and knowledge organization : A discourse analysis (English)
Abstract [en]

This Masters thesis concerns epistemology in Knowledge Organization KO, as a field of study in Library and Information Science LIS. Using a theoretical model by Birger Hjørland and foucauldian discourse analysis as springboards, this study analyses three epistemological discourses in the practice of KO. The aim of the study is to show how these discourses are constituted and demarcated in relation to KO, as well as to examine how they fit into Hjørlands model. A brief historical outline of some epistemological trends in LIS is sketched, as well as examples of how different epistemological schools influence different parts of KO, e.g. information retrieval, indexing- and classification theory. In the empirical study, three epistemological schools are examined, viz. empiricism, rationalism and pragmatism. Each school is represented by readings of representative research papers, connected to KO. The study identifies some major characteristics of each epistemological school and its research objects. This paper suggests some minor adjustments to Hjørlands model, in order to make it better fit to actual conditions. This reformation of the model includes the insertion of constructivism, and within it standpoint epistemology.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University College of Borås. Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2005.
Series
Magisteruppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid Bibliotekshögskolan/Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1404-0891 ; 2005:122
Keywords [en]
library and information science
Keywords [sv]
biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-17984Local ID: 2320/1401OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-17984DiVA, id: diva2:1309897
Note
Uppsatsnivå: DAvailable from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(408 kB)244 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 408 kBChecksum SHA-512
a7002c75912fa282825729200b9f15f63fba7cd4b1170370b26b5115ce132517e1f7fd4f96098eea5015c1d748fa1c063597140306ba5c8a3d7047e2ef7a11d7
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Swedish School of Library and Information Science
Social Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 244 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 33 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf