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Title:Situated evaluation of socio-technical systems
Author(s):Bruce, Bertram C.; Rubin, Andee; An, Junghyun
Subject(s):Technocentrism
Situated evaluation
Appropriating technologies
Realization
Idealization
innovation-in-use
Abstract:This chapter introduces situated evaluation as an approach for evaluating socio-technical innovation and change. Many current evaluations simply identify the impacts of technology and deprecate alternate uses in their analysis. Situated evaluation instead calls for understanding how innovations emerge through use; this entails consideration of diverse uses, the contexts of use, and the reasons for the development of multiple realizations. The chapter presents a comparative study of different classroom uses of electronic Quill in order to demonstrate how this alternative evaluation can be conducted and to address the value of understanding and fostering diverse cultural appropriations of a socio-technical innovation.
Issue Date:2009-03
Publisher:Information Science Reference
Citation Info:Bruce, Bertram C., Rubin, Ann D., & An, Junghyun (2009, March). Situated evaluation of socio-technical systems. In B. Whitworth & A. de Moor (eds.), Handbook of research on socio-technical design and social networking systems (pp. 685-698). Hershey, PA: IGI Group. [ISBN: 978-1-60566-264-0]
Series/Report:Handbook of Research on Socio-Technical Design and Social Networking Systems
Genre:Book Chapter
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/9710
ISBN:978-1-60566-264-0
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2009-03-08


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