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Análisis de algunos campos esenciales de la ciencia de la información desde tres enfoques epistemológicos

By Tania Peña Vera


Information science constitutes a relatively young corpus of scientific knowledge. In this sense, it is necessary to enrich its theoretical basis for broadening and studying in depth its scope, methodology, principles, and so on. The current study has the main purpose of identifying the epistemological approaches that have prevailed in some of the Information science basic concepts. Contributions in Epistemology given by the Fundación Línea-I research group, which works both on teaching and research processes, have been used as parameters. The rational theory building has been the method used since the study was based on the analysis of documental sources and deduction. Some concept definitions are shown as well as the epistemological approach classification; that is, empirical, rational and existential. The first are analyzed based on the second in order to identify the prevailing approaches. We have found that the prevalent approaches are empirical and rational, respectively. It is due to the strong techni al-procedural component of Information science, which has permeated the production of its scientific knowledge

Topics: A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information.
Publisher: Escuela Interamericana de Bibliotecología
Year: 2008
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