The Importance of Theory for Information Professionals

Authors

  • Michael Olsson

Keywords:

Theory, Common Sense, Information Professionals

Abstract

The author argues that we can easily be swayed by the popular notion of theory as an obstruse pastime for out-of-touch academics from the luxury of their ivory towers and that this is certainly a view we currently hear loudly from populist media outlets and politicians claiming they can fix the world’s problems with what they claim is a “common sense” approach. He futher argues that such a view is based on a misrepresentation of both theories in the sense that it is used by academic researchers and of the nature of common sense.

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Published

2022-09-28

How to Cite

Olsson, M. (2022). The Importance of Theory for Information Professionals. Philippine Journal of Librarianship and Information Studies, 42(1), 31–34. Retrieved from https://phjlis.org/index.php/phjlis/article/view/113

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