The current chapter focuses on activity theory. The idea of activity theory is that the activity is a minimal meaningful context to understand human behavior. This theory, in short, highlights the relationship between an individual (subject) and an object of doing to achieve an outcome. This relationship between the subject and the object is impacted by the context (environment) and elements that were created during the development of an activity. The environment contains rules and organizations. Activity theory went through developmental stages, which are discussed in this chapter. The chapter provides definitions, introductions, background, and overview about the activity theory. In addition, this chapter presents the structure of activity theory. Examples are given. Importantly, the empirical use of the activity theory is presented and different research articles are discussed. Limitations and future research are discussed.
|عنوان منشور المضيف||Information Seeking Behavior and Technology Adoption: Theories and Trends|
|رقم المعيار الدولي للكتب (المطبوع)||9781466681576, 146668156X, 9781466681569|
|المعرِّفات الرقمية للأشياء|
|حالة النشر||Published - فبراير 28 2015|
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