Clarifying identity in information behavior research: A conceptual analysis
Library and Information Science Research
Using a conceptual analysis approach, how identity has been theorized in the information behavior literature was explored. Findings indicate that researchers have employed five approaches when conceptualizing identity: identity as personal project, identity and social groups, identity as self-presentation, fragmented discursive subjects, and intersectional, hybrid and global identities. Structure and clarity are brought to a complicated concept often used to understand people's information behaviors. The findings contribute to the identification of the key factors of information behavior and suggest areas for future research.
Deborah Hicks. "Clarifying identity in information behavior research: A conceptual analysis" Library and Information Science Research (2020). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lisr.2020.101035