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Advanced topics in sociotechnical systems: methods and concepts of trace data

Farzan, Rosta and Burton, Matthew C and Acker, Amelia and Allen, Warren (2016) Advanced topics in sociotechnical systems: methods and concepts of trace data. iSchools, IConference 2016 Proceedings.

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This workshop will refine the methods and concepts of sociotechnical systems. Through interactive training we will provide the workshop participants a mix of qualitative interpretation with quantitative, data driven approaches. The workshop will be divided into two parts. First, a conceptual grounding exercise featuring the motivations of participants in sociotechnical research, followed by small group discussions (led by organizers) about the sui generis of “traces" in our work. The second part will be four different technical breakout skills sessions about data collection, preparation, and analysis from both qualitative and quantitative perspectives. This advanced methods workshop builds upon the established base of people and practices to further the impact of sociotechnical research. It is directed towards scholars with exposure to Sociotechnical Systems research and ideas as well as researchers from other domains including science and technology studies, data science, social computing, new media literacies, HCI, critical information studies, and infrastructure studies.


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Item Type: Other
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Farzan, Rostarfarzan@pitt.eduRFARZAN
Burton, Matthew C
Acker, Ameliaaacker@pitt.eduAACKER
Allen, Warren
Date: 2016
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: IConference 2016 Proceedings
Publisher: iSchools
Place of Publication: IConference 2016 Proceedings
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.9776/16363
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Telecommunications
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: sociotechnical, systems, technical, skills, quantitative, and, qualitative, sense, making, digital, traces
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Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2016 13:59
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2017 13:56


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