Information and Its Conceptual Perspectives

Information and Its Conceptual Perspectives

José Poças Rascão (Institute Polytechnic of Setúbal, Portugal)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7659-4.ch014

Abstract

Information has attributes/positivist concepts that some authors use to better understand it. Others are critical about information subjectivism. This chapter discusses conceptual perspectives of information. The aim is to study the concepts of information from some areas of knowledge of the social sciences looking to propose a concept of information in the field of information science. The methodology of the study is formed by bibliographical research. It is concluded that the concept of information is still in full development.
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Information has attributes/positivist concepts that some authors use to better understand it. Others are critical about information subjectivism. This chapter discusses conceptual perspectives of information. The aim is to study the concepts of information from some areas of knowledge of the social sciences, cognitive and business looking to propose a concept of information in the field of information science. The methodology of the study is formed by bibliographical research. It is concluded that the concept of information is still in full development.

The concept of information depends on the perception of information (Kirk, 1999). Although this is not something that shocks, raises some interesting questions and research opportunities. For example, as we get the information? What are the claims, limits and consequences of these perceptions? Can these perceptions be described and why?

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