Controlling the urge to search: Studying the informational texture of practices by exploring the missing element
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The paper draws on empirical material from 21 focus groups with 127 participants carried out in Sweden 2014 and 2015.
The focus group conversations were transcribed and analysed using qualitative content analysis to establish returning themes. The present analysis cuts across these themes by tracing anecdotes of failed or restricted searches.
The following issues are discussed: notions of self-control to avoid surveillance, search as a 'conversation killer', as posing a risk for learning something unwelcome, of how not to be able to form the question, and of how to relate to being offline.
The paper closes with a question joining methodological and theoretical concerns: How can we study identifiable information activities and objects as enmeshed across practices, while still considering their specific character as information activities?
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||The Nineth International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science (CoLIS) - Uppsala Univerity, Uppsala, Sweden|
Duration: 2016 Jun 27 → 2016 Jun 29
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