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Adolescent Diary Weblogs and the Unseen Audience

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The Performativity of Naming: Adolescent Weblog Names as Metaphor

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June 28, 2004

Christina Courtright...Candidate

Christina Courtright defended her qualifying paper this afternoon. Her work is available online as a pdf file and is entitled Researching newcomers and everyday life information practices: The problem of context and change.

Abstract: This paper reviews and analyzes theoretical and empirical research literature from library and information science (LIS) and related social science fields in order to propose a conceptual and methodological framework for the study of information practices in context, specifically for the case of newcomers in a given community or setting. The selection of newcomers as a study population for research on information practices in context brings to the forefront questions about situation, context, and change that may inform the subfield of information needs, seeking, and use (INSU). The shift from a system-centered to a user-centered paradigm has inspired research on information practices that is holistic, process-oriented, and based on the user’s cognitive standpoint. However, research in this area remains limited by its failure to theorize adequately the relationship between individuals and the social, institutional, cultural, and technological factors that constitute their information contexts. In addition, there is a tendency to view context as monolithic and static. This review examines each of these aspects of context in turn, and weaves them together into a dynamic, complex, and relational framework for the study of information practices in context. Methodological approaches for the application of this framework are also discussed.

Christina's presentation was interesting and insightful. I expect that after voting she will be entered into candidacy. I look forward to reading more of her work as she progresses through dissertation.

Posted by prolurkr at June 28, 2004 10:07 PM

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