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ITIS16 Information practices literature 5–20 ECTS
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Master's Programme in Information Studies and Interactive Media
School of Information Sciences

General description

a) Information practices
b) Information retrieval systems
c) Interactive information retrieval
d) Task-based information retrieval


Reijo Savolainen, Teacher responsible
Heikki Keskustalo, Teacher responsible
Jaana Kekäläinen, Teacher responsible
Eero Sormunen, Teacher responsible

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29-Aug-2016 – 31-Jul-2017

Study materials

a) Information practices
Literary exam:
- Case, Looking for information. A survey of research on information needs, seeking and behavior. 3rd revised ed. Emerald 2012.
- Pauleen & Gorman (Eds), Personal knowledge management. Individual, organizational and social perspectives. Gower 2011.
- Savolainen, Everyday information practices. Scarecrow 2008.

Essay: Please contact the teacher for more instructions

b) Information retrieval systems
- Baeza-Yates, R &Ribeiro-Neto, B. (2011). Modern Information Retrieval: The concepts and technology behind search. 2nd ed. New York, Addison-Wesley.Please contact the teacher for more instructions.

c) Interactive information retrieval
- Xie, I. (2008). Interactive Information Retrieval in Digital Environments. Hershey, IGI Publishing.
- White, R. &Roth, R. (2009). Exploratory search: Beyond the Query-Response Paradigm. Morgan &Claypool.
- Kelly, D. (2009).Methods for evaluating interactive information retrieval systems with users. Foundations and Trendsin Information Retrieval 3(2009), 1–224. URL: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=

d) Task-based information retrieval
- Ingwersen, P. & Järvelin, K. The Turn: Integration of Information Seeking and Retrieval in Context. Springer 2005.
- articles from the reading list.