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Connecting Social Science and Information Technology Through an Interface-Centric Framework of Analysis

Sundström, Mikael LU (2007) International Conference on Politics and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications (PISTA) p.403-408
Abstract
The gathering pace of IT innovation has, or ought to have had notable methodological repercussions for the social-science community (and beyond). Where yesterday the researcher could unhurriedly unlock the social-scientific significance of a chosen medium, secure in the knowledge that his or her work would have bearing for many years, by now there is every reason to confront a fear that the prodded IT implementation may in fact be gone or at least heavily altered by the time such comprehen-sive research is concluded. This paper will propose a comple-menting systematic “interface-centric” research model capable of interconnecting a non-finite variety of IT implementations and social science studies in a coherent way. The paper also outlines... (More)
The gathering pace of IT innovation has, or ought to have had notable methodological repercussions for the social-science community (and beyond). Where yesterday the researcher could unhurriedly unlock the social-scientific significance of a chosen medium, secure in the knowledge that his or her work would have bearing for many years, by now there is every reason to confront a fear that the prodded IT implementation may in fact be gone or at least heavily altered by the time such comprehen-sive research is concluded. This paper will propose a comple-menting systematic “interface-centric” research model capable of interconnecting a non-finite variety of IT implementations and social science studies in a coherent way. The paper also outlines how users “downstream”, whether political actors or technology operators can use the proposed framework to more easily approach and weight academic input when evaluating complex IT effects. (Less)
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Social Sciences, IT, Framework of Analysis
host publication
IMSCI '07: International Multi-conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, vol 2, Proceedings
pages
403 - 408
conference name
International Conference on Politics and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications (PISTA)
conference location
Orlando, Florida, United States
conference dates
2007-08-13
external identifiers
  • wos:000253891400075
  • scopus:84896949696
ISBN
978-1-934272-25-1
language
English
LU publication?
yes
additional info
Paper voted best in session, and into best in conference group of papers
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7fab2eff-6f46-4180-9d83-0fa6d612054c (old id 580221)
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  abstract     = {The gathering pace of IT innovation has, or ought to have had notable methodological repercussions for the social-science community (and beyond). Where yesterday the researcher could unhurriedly unlock the social-scientific significance of a chosen medium, secure in the knowledge that his or her work would have bearing for many years, by now there is every reason to confront a fear that the prodded IT implementation may in fact be gone or at least heavily altered by the time such comprehen-sive research is concluded. This paper will propose a comple-menting systematic “interface-centric” research model capable of interconnecting a non-finite variety of IT implementations and social science studies in a coherent way. The paper also outlines how users “downstream”, whether political actors or technology operators can use the proposed framework to more easily approach and weight academic input when evaluating complex IT effects.},
  author       = {Sundström, Mikael},
  booktitle    = {IMSCI '07: International Multi-conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, vol 2, Proceedings},
  isbn         = {978-1-934272-25-1},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {403--408},
  title        = {Connecting Social Science and Information Technology Through an Interface-Centric Framework of Analysis},
  year         = {2007},
}