Introduction: Virtual Communities

Leimeister, J., Balaji, R. (2014). Virtual Communities: 2014. New York: Routledge, https://doi-org.myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/10.4324/9781315698359 Part 1: Fundamentals of Virtual Communities (Leimeister, Rajagopalan) Introduction April 22, 2020 Virtual communities (VC) grew with the emergence of the World Wide Web VC = online community Every discipline has their own studies of VCs used in their disciplinary practices VC = “computer-mediated spaces where there is...

Chapter 1: Creating Trust and Participation in Online Communities with IT Features

April 22, 2020 IT features of VCs affect trust and participation Four clusters of IT features: Usability Transparency Quality-assured content Security/privacy Trust = “fundamental role in building social relationships and exchanging information” Data breaches damage trust Organizations may not encourage using third party VCs due to distrust in privacy and security Trust in Online Communities:The Technology-Trust-Partnership Model (Benlian, Hess. 17-35)....

Chapter 3: Living Grounded Theory: Cognitive and Emotional Forms of Pragmatism (Susan Leigh Star)

April 22, 2020 Outcomes from scientific studies are often inaccessible What remains invisible in scientific analyses are the invisible relations/infrastructure that allows their practice to occur; part of the “relational world” This chapter focuses on Star answering, “how does it feel to do grounded theory?” It seems like everyone has their own experience of GT because it’s very personal. Is...

Chapter 2: The Discovery of Grounded Theory in Practice: The Legacy of Multiple Mentors (Eleanor Krassen Covan)

(From The SAGE Handbook of Grounded Theory Part 1: Origins and History (Bryant, Charmaz))April 21, 2020 Grounded theory is a method of understanding that is cumulative (58) There are 3 dimensions: “individual biographies, history, and social structure” The practice of GT is influences by multiple mentors and students of GT “meaning is negotiated in the context of social interaction” Social...

Chapter 1: Grounded Theory in Historical Perspective: An Epistemological Account (31-57)

April 14, 2020 “Research method makes epistemological claims”; research method describes how knowledge will be produced (32) How is using GTM in my research more suitable than using quantitative methods? Is it because UXD is a new field? There are no numerical scales to use (yet)? GTM make qualitative research visible; therefore verifiable and replicable This becomes an effort to...

The SAGE Handbook of Grounded Theory – Part 1: Origins and History (Bryant, Charmaz) Introduction

A book in my bibliography for thesis. My research will use the Grounded Theory methodology. Bryant, A., & Charmaz, K. (2012). The Sage handbook of grounded theory. Los Angeles, CA: SAGE. https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/the-sage-handbook-of-grounded-theory/book234413 Introduction April 13, 2020 Founders: Glaser and Strauss (1967) Theory results from grounded theory method (GTM); GTM to GT Strauss died 1996, Glaser cont’d expanding GTM; there are variations...

Cultivating Communities of Practice (Wenger, McDermott, Snyder)

A book in my bibliography for thesis. This is a good foundation to understand Communities of practice (CoPs). Wenger, E., McDermott, R., & Snyder, W. M. (2002). Cultivating communities of practice: a guide to managing knowledge. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press. https://hbswk.hbs.edu/archive/cultivating-communities-of-practice-a-guide-to-managing-knowledge-seven-principles-for-cultivating-communities-of-practice March 21, 2020 Chapter 1: Communities of Practice and Their Value to Organizations “Knowledge is social”; requires multiple...