Toward community-engaged information behavior research: A methodological framework

Jia Tina Du, Clara M. Chu

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There is a dearth of information behavior research employing a community-engaged approach. This research takes the concept of community engagement as its central focus, reviewing its proximal use in information behavior research and arguing its potential as an integrative process that can restore and reposition the community-researcher relationship in the information behavior field. The “why – what – how” of undertaking community-engaged information behavior (CEIB) research were elaborated and a methodological framework was developed based on these discussions. The CEIB methodology introduced advances a new approach to study human-information interactions, consisting of principles and core components and characteristics of CEIB research that moves beyond the one-sided, researcher-led information behavior study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number101189
JournalLibrary and Information Science Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2022


  • Community engagement
  • Community-engaged approach
  • Framework
  • Information behavior
  • Methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences


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