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Exploring multiple spaces and practices: a note on the use of ethnography in LIS-research
Lund University.
Lund University.
Lund University.
2013 (English)In: Information research, ISSN 1368-1613, E-ISSN 1368-1613, Vol. 18, no 3, C17Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in ethnographic research within the field of library and Information studies. Although ethnography has been used by information researchers for studying a wide variety of phenomena, discussions concerning methodological developments and directions, as well as ethnography’s wider applicability within the field are rare. Our intent is to contribute to the such discussions.

Method. The article draws on three on-going research projects to illustrate how the analytical and methodological concepts of following and translation are operationalized.

Analysis. Particularly the article addresses the tension between the site specificity traditionally associated with ethnographic methodology, and the fluidity and place transcending but yet situated character of the objects of study in the field.

Conclusion. The authors conclude that an ethnography of following and translation is a tool for handling the movability characterizing the phenomena studied in the field, thus turning the necessary uncertainty of inductive research into an advantage. This allows the researcher to stay open and let the object of study lead the way.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 18, no 3, C17
Keyword [en]
ethnography, library- and information science, methodology
National Category
Information Studies
Research subject
Humanities, Library and Information Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-53288OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-53288DiVA: diva2:935174
Conference
The Eighth International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science, Copenhagen, Denmark, 19-22 August, 2013
Available from: 2016-06-10 Created: 2016-06-10 Last updated: 2017-05-02Bibliographically approved

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