Presentation Title

P-15 DIKW Goes To Seminary: Applying the DIKW Hierarchy to the Use of Sources

Presenter Status

James White Library

Location

Buller Hallway

Start Date

1-11-2013 1:30 PM

End Date

1-11-2013 3:00 PM

Presentation Abstract

In Information Science studies, the Data/Information/Knowledge/Wisdom (DIKW) hierarchy is a conventional construct for making sense of the terms. However, when applied in any given discipline, the distinctions become challenged and the hierarchy appears to fail. I suggest that the reason for this is the tacit classification of this hierarchy as an ontological narrative. With context appropriate definitions and delimitations, the DIKW hierarchy can still be useful for specific applications in information literacy pedagogy. This is illustrated in the context of theological education by using the construct to differentiate the identification of primary sources in the Seminary disciplines.

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P-15 DIKW Goes To Seminary: Applying the DIKW Hierarchy to the Use of Sources

Buller Hallway

In Information Science studies, the Data/Information/Knowledge/Wisdom (DIKW) hierarchy is a conventional construct for making sense of the terms. However, when applied in any given discipline, the distinctions become challenged and the hierarchy appears to fail. I suggest that the reason for this is the tacit classification of this hierarchy as an ontological narrative. With context appropriate definitions and delimitations, the DIKW hierarchy can still be useful for specific applications in information literacy pedagogy. This is illustrated in the context of theological education by using the construct to differentiate the identification of primary sources in the Seminary disciplines.