Social informatics: perspectives, examples, and trend / Sawyer & Eschenfelder(2002)

Citation - Sawyer, S., & Eschenfelder, K.R. (2002). Social informatics: perspectives, examples, and trends. In B. Cronin & D. Shaw (Eds.), Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, v.36, p.392-425.

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Content

  • Introduction

Definds

  • What is social informatics
    • The problem-oriented nature of social informatics
    • Empirical and theory-based focus
    • A means of linking
    • Ties to informatics
    • What social informatics is not

Definition

“Social informatics is the term we use to represent a field of research focusing on the relationships between information and communications technologies and larger social context in which those ICTs exist.” (p.428) 社會資訊學的 研究主題是 聚焦於 資訊傳播技術 與其社會脈絡 之間的關係

Foundations

  • The foundations of social informatics
    • The roles of the social context
    • Methodological pluralism

Themes

  • Social informatics themes
    • Common finding #1: ICT uses lead to multiple and sometimes paradoxical effects
    • Common finding #2: ICTs shape thought and action in ways that benefit some groups more than others and theSe differential effects often have moral and ethical consequences
    • Common finding #3: A reciprocal relationship exists between ICTs/ICT practiCe context
      • Table 10.1 the treatment of shaping directionality in the social informatics literature
      • ConteXt shapes ICT design, implementation, and use
      • ICT design, implementation, and use shapes context
      • Bidirectional shaping between context and ICT design, implementation, and use
    • Context and levels of analysis in the social informatics literature
  • Trends in social informatics research
    • Educational opportunities
    • Professional opportunities
    • Research opportunities

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