Ciência da Informação
Print version ISSN 0100-1965
FROTA, Maria Guiomar da Cunha. On delimiting units of analysis in information science . Ci. Inf. [online]. 1998, vol.27, n.3, pp. 00-00. ISSN 0100-1965. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-19651998000300003.
This article discusses the possibilities of delimiting units of analysis using methodological and theoretical categories from Social Science. In the first part, it presents such categories within dichotomies such as: methodological individualism versus methodological coletivism and action versus framework. In the second part, it makes an attemp to answer the following question: How can these dichotomies help the investigation of such units of analysis? In order to carry out this task, a matrix of dissertation studies belonging the information science field was used.
Keywords : Units of analysis; Information science; Methodological coletivism, methodological individualism.