By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- Fresh data on Information Technology are presented in a new report. According to news reporting originating from Austin, Texas, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Compelled Nonuse of Information (CNI) is a model of information behavior developed by Houston (2009, 2011a). CNI posits the existence of nonvolitional mechanisms that force information behaviors beyond the control of the individual."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of Texas, "The CNI model consists of six primary CNI types: intrinsic somatic barriers, socio-environmental barriers, authoritarian barriers, threshold knowledge shortfall barriers, attention shortfall barriers, and filtering barriers. This typology of information interaction limitations functions across a full range of socio-economic contexts and thus lends itself to analysis of intractable power-based inequities such as intimate partner violence (IPV). IPV includes physical, mental, financial, and social attacks that, if known, generate socially sanctioned responses of both formal (e.g., law enforcement) and informal (e.g., pastoral) approaches."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Using the CNI framework to analyze information factors in distinct facets of the IPV experience, as identified in the cross disciplinary research on this phenomenon, this article provides a practical application of CNI to a complicated, high-risk phenomenon."
For more information on this research see: Information-based mitigation of intimate partner violence. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 2013;64(8):1694-1706. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1532-2890)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting R. Houston, Univ Texas Austin, Sch Informat, Austin, TX 78701, United States. Additional authors for this research include L. Westbrook.
Keywords for this news article include: Texas, Austin, United States, Information Technology, North and Central America
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