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

  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.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    30 November 1999

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Wiley

  • DOI:

    10.1002/1097-4571(2000)51:103.0.CO;2-U

  • ISSN:

    1532-2882

  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    006 Special Computer Methods

Citation

Davenport, E., Higgins, M. & Somerville, I. (1999). 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, 900-912. doi:10.1002/1097-4571(2000)51:103.0.CO;2-U. ISSN 1532-2882

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Keywords

new media; Scottish households; system design; social space; group narrative; genre analysis;

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