Chapter 1

Introduction

Abstract

This introductory chapter outlines the primary motivation for the book, the origins of the book and considers why its content is important at this time. It provides an overview of the rationale and background. There is a brief discussion of what ‘information poverty’ is to introduce readers to the book’s subject matter. Following this, I provide my own definition of information poverty. The justification for the macro, meso and micro framework to conceptualise and investigate information poverty is discussed. It then explains how the research was operationalised, describing the research design and the data collection methods and instruments used. It discusses why a mixed methods approach was used and justifies the ...

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