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Narratives of new media in Scottish households: the evolution of a framework of enquiry.

Davenport, Elisabeth, Higgins, Martin and Somerville, Ian (2000) Narratives of new media in Scottish households: the evolution of a framework of enquiry. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 51 (10). pp. 900-912. ISSN 1532 2890

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    Abstract/Description

    The authors describe a study of the social dynamics of
    new media in Scottish households. The evolving project
    drew on dialogues with multiple household members
    elicited in group conversations. This approach to interviews
    captured different and conflicting points of view, a
    feature shared with certain social approaches to systems
    design. Analysis of the interview transcripts revealed
    that there are recurrent narratives and behavioral
    genres across households (and across sample groups),
    and that these reflect tactics, stratagems, and plans by
    means of which respondents navigate social space. The
    authors’ approach contrasts with prevailing “needs and
    uses” models in information science, in offering a methodological
    framework based on group narrative and
    genre analysis that contributes to a theory of social
    informatics in the household.

    Item Type: Article
    Print ISSN: 1532 2890
    Electronic ISSN: 1532-2890
    Uncontrolled Keywords: new media; Scottish households; system design; social space; group narrative; genre analysis;
    University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
    Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 006 Special Computer Methods
    000 Computer science, information & general works > 020 Library & information sciences
    Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
    Item ID: 3117
    Depositing User: Computing Research
    Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2010 16:27
    Last Modified: 13 Sep 2013 16:02
    URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3117

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