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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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 15:27
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2013 15:02

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