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The Sociality of Fieldwork: Designing for Social Science Research Practice and Collaboration
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
2012 (English)In: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 17TH ACM INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SUPPORTING GROUP WORK, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2012, 35-44 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Supporting scientific practice has been a longstanding goal of CSCW research. This paper explores how we might design for social science research practices and collaboration. Drawing on sixteen interviews with fieldwork-based social scientists we document the importance of small-scale long-term collaborative arrangements for research and intellectual work - pairs of researchers who work together in-depth over their careers, developing a common yet distinctive view of their research field. This contrasts with the large-scale short-lived collaborations that have classically been the target of cyber-infrastructure work. We describe technology practices among social scientists and how these can inform technology design for fieldwork practices.

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Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2012. 35-44 p.
Keyword [en]
Cyber-infrastructure, e-social science, fieldwork
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Information Systems
Research subject
Man-Machine-Interaction (MMI)
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-85446DOI: 10.1145/2389176.2389183ISBN: 978-1-4503-1486-2OAI: diva2:583707
The 17th ACM international conference on Supporting group work, 27 - 31 October, 2012, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA
Available from: 2013-01-08 Created: 2013-01-08 Last updated: 2013-10-28Bibliographically approved

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