Awareness and Knowledge Sharing in Collaborative Computing: Experimental Methods

Awareness and Knowledge Sharing in Collaborative Computing: Experimental Methods

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This thesis addresses the problem of constructing appropriate research methods for studying awareness and knowledge sharing (common ground) in CSCW. It presents a research program: a sequence of studies on awareness and knowledge sharing intended as an instantiation of a new methodological approach. The approach has three characteristics: (1) Model-based: provides a mapping between conceptual models and methods; (2) Centered on group-level processes: the group is the unit of analysis and specific group processes are the focus of investigation; (3) Comprehensive in measurement: field and laboratory results are integrated and multiple measures of the same constructs are used.The first axiom is that awareness, as an aspect of collaboration, can be empirically studied through negative indicators: ... 1989, Heat and Luff 1991, Schmidt 2002), but the role of awareness becomes clearly evident when this natural process is disrupted. ... differently by different collaborators and they may require a combination of actions taken by multiple agents to diagnose and repaira€ (Carroll et al.


Title:Awareness and Knowledge Sharing in Collaborative Computing: Experimental Methods
Author: Gregorio Convertino
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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