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Proceedings 2017, 1(3), 200;

Information Ecology and Information Studies

School of Computer, University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing 10876, China
Presented at the IS4SI 2017 Summit DIGITALISATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY, Gothenburg, Sweden, 12–16 June 2017.
Published: 9 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Proceedings of the IS4SI 2017 Summit DIGITALISATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY)
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Scientific methodology is widely accepted as macroscopic reflect of the scientific view on one hand and as the general guideline to a certain class of research works on the other hand. Therefore, methodology employment is extremely crucial in scientific research. Whether the methodology employed in a field of research works is proper would, to a large extent, determine whether the achievements in the field of research could be made. However, there is no one single general methodology existed that can be applied to all fields of research with success. Which of the methodology should be employed in a certain field of research depends on which kind of phenomenon is studied. This paper will discuss the methodology consideration for information Studies and the methodology of information ecology is recommended.
Keywords: scientific methodology; mechanical reductionism; information ecology scientific methodology; mechanical reductionism; information ecology
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