An article of dr. Vasja Vehovar: Social Informatics Research: Schools of Thought, Methodological Basis, and Thematic Conceptualization


Prof. dr. Vasja Vehovar, member of Centre for Social Informatics, and dr. Zdenek Smutny published an article Social Informatics Research: Schools of Thought, Methodological Basis, and Thematic Conceptualization in Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology.

»The aim of this article is to connect three selected perspectives on SI—intellectual (regional schools of thought), methodological, and thematic—and introduce a comparative framework for understanding SI that includes all known approaches«.

»The article is built on a paralogy of views and pluralism typical of postmodern science. Because SI is forced to continually reform its research focus, due to the rapid development of information and communication technology, social changes and ideologies that surround computerization and informatization, the presented perspective maintains a high degree of flexibility, without the need to constantly redefine the boundaries, as is typical in modern science. This approach may support further developments in promoting and understanding SI worldwide«.


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