information function

'information function' can also refer to...

informational function

information function

informational function

information function

Imputing Missing Information in the Estimation of Production Functions and Systems

Evolution and Diversification of Function of an Information Molecule Corticotrophin-Releasing Factor

Hedonic and Informational Functions of the Human Orbitofrontal Cortex

The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR): gene structure and function annotation

Fund of Information is More Strongly Associated with Neuropsychological Functioning Than Education in Older Spanish Adults

Separation of local and regional information in distorted GDS response functions by hypothetical event analysis

The Influence of Lung Function Information on Self-Reports of Dyspnea by Children with Asthma

Examining the Link between Information Processing Speed and Executive Functioning in Multiple Sclerosis

Discovering molecular functions significantly related to phenotypes by combining gene expression data and biological information

Information theory applied to the sparse gene ontology annotation network to predict novel gene function

Incorporating sequence information into the scoring function: a hidden Markov model for improved peptide identification

Bayesian information criteria and smoothing parameter selection in radial basis function networks

Cerebral small-vessel disease and decline in information processing speed, executive function and memory

Conversion of semantic information into phonological representation: a function in left posterior basal temporal area

β-Adrenergic Control of Hippocampal Function: Subserving the Choreography of Synaptic Information Storage and Memory


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Media Studies


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

The use of communication for imparting facts or knowledge. It presupposes a normative relationship in which the sender's purpose is to inform and the receiver's purpose is to understand. In communication where the primary function is informational, content tends be foregrounded (rather than form or style). It is a major purpose for individuals in both interpersonal communication and in their use of the mass media, although in that context it is often referred to by sociologists as the surveillance function (see also communicative functions; personal functions; uses and gratifications). The circulation of information and news is also one of the major roles of the mass media from the functional perspective of society, again often termed the surveillance function (see also media functions). Communication is often reductively defined as the transmission of information (see also transmission models). See also exposition; informational communication; referential function.

Subjects: Media Studies.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.