IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/rom/mrpase/v2y2010i2p154-164.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

The Term Informatics, Its Meaning And Understanding By Future Professionals

Author

Listed:
  • Emilie FRANKOVÁ

    () (Faculty of Business Administration, University of Economics, Prague, Winston Churchille Sq. 4, 130 67 Praha 3, Czech Republicâ)

  • Vesna MARKOVAC

    () (Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb, Savska cesta 77, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia)

Abstract

The paper first deals with the much discussed issue of defining the term informatics. Then it explores how the term information science is understood by the students of the Faculty of Informatics and Statistics, the University of Economics, Prague. It presents the process of examining the meaning associated with the term in their minds using a qualitative methodological procedure called mental mapping (creation of a mental map). Using an analysis of the content of the obtained mental maps it identifies the correspondences and differences in the understanding of the term. The results of the term information science mapping are then compared with the results of the term meaning mapping carried out among future managers and entrepreneurs (students of the Faculty of Business Administration, the University of Economics, Prague). The correspondences and differences between these groups of respondents are identified and the obtained results are commented upon and discussed. As a conclusion the paper provides implications for practical teaching and practical economic.

Suggested Citation

  • Emilie FRANKOVÁ & Vesna MARKOVAC, 2010. "The Term Informatics, Its Meaning And Understanding By Future Professionals," Management Research and Practice, Research Centre in Public Administration and Public Services, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 2(2), pages 154-164, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:rom:mrpase:v:2:y:2010:i:2:p:154-164
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://mrp.ase.ro/no22/f2.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item

    Keywords

    Informatics; an information professional; mental mapping; meaning associated with the term informatics.;

    JEL classification:

    • D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:rom:mrpase:v:2:y:2010:i:2:p:154-164. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Colesca Sofia). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/ccasero.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.