Identifying and Analyzing the Relationship Between Knowledge and Information Science with Kermanshah Province Issues from the Perspective of Graduates and Professors

Document Type : Original Article


1 Master Student, Information management, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Department of Information Science, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran


Objectives: This research aims to identify and analyze the relationship between the field of knowledge and information science with the problems of Kermanshah province from the professors' and graduates' viewpoints of this field.
Methods: The research approach is qualitative. Data analysis is done with the qualitative content analysis method. The studied samples were selected by purposive sampling method. Finally, 20 professors and graduates of the knowledge and information science field were interviewed.
Results: The responses were categorized into three axes. The first axis was the knowledge and information science field and its dimensions, in which the interviewees' definitions of information were more in line with the traditional, engineering, and mathematical views and system-oriented approaches to information. information issues also were introduced mostly around books and libraries. The interviewees' opinions in the second axis, regarding Kermanshah province and its issues, were to have agricultural and tourism capacity for Kermanshah province which not using these capacities was introduced as one of the important issues of the province. The relationship between the knowledge and information science field and Kermanshah province and its issues were discussed in the third axis. Professors and experts emphasized on lack of applying of specialists' opinions of knowledge and information science field to solve the problems of the province.
Results: The knowledge and information science field should be reviewed systematically and methodically in all aspects of identity, education, research, entrepreneurship, and foresight, considering the three important elements of depth, comprehensiveness, and modernity.
In the development planning for the province, each area presents plans and programs in different formats, but in this planning, the information aspect has been neglected; and the professors and graduates of the knowledge and information science field do not have a plan and strategy in mind in a codified and coherent way.


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