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Selg, Håkan
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Selg, H. (2020). Research programs as a tool to map Internet studies. In: Second International Handbook of Internet Research: (pp. 505-528). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer
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2020 (English)In: Second International Handbook of Internet Research, Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, 2020, p. 505-528Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, 2020
National Category
Human Aspects of ICT
Research subject
Computer Science with specialization in Human-Computer Interaction
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-396387 (URN)10.1007/978-94-024-1555-1_10 (DOI)978-94-024-1553-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-10-10 Created: 2019-11-04 Last updated: 2019-11-12Bibliographically approved
Selg, H. (2015). Digital Contact Tools in Professional Life: What Governs the Choice?. In: Selected Papers of Internet Research 16: . Paper presented at 16th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers; Phoenix, AZ, October 21–24, 2015.
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2015 (English)In: Selected Papers of Internet Research 16, 2015Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

A changing communicative environment represents both opportunities and risks to professional organisations. Both public and private bodies are experimenting with the new contact tools in order to adapt them to daily tasks. In a survey of the use of contact tools such as voice calls (landline, mobile, VoIP ), and texts (e-mail, SMS, IM) the respondents were asked to indicate on a Likert-scale their preferences for the respective contact tools depending on context and situations. Taken together, the findings indicate that the choice of contact tools is less contingent on contextual matters as was hypothesised. Instead the results suggest that people choose the tool that they believe is most suitable for the person to be contacted.

Keywords
Interpersonal communication, digital contact tools, organisations
National Category
Human Aspects of ICT
Research subject
Computer Science with specialization in Human-Computer Interaction
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-267642 (URN)
Conference
16th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers; Phoenix, AZ, October 21–24, 2015
Funder
VINNOVA
Available from: 2015-11-25 Created: 2015-11-25 Last updated: 2015-11-25Bibliographically approved
Selg, H. (2014). Researching the Use of the Internet: A Beginner's Guide. (Doctoral dissertation). Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis
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2014 (English)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Information and communication technologies (ICT) have experienced a technological convergence. Laptops, tablets and smartphones integrate previously distinct artefacts and communication protocols within information systems, personal computers and telephony. Yet the previous division is still reflected in different research traditions as regards the uses of ICTs.

Internet studies is a multidisciplinary field of science. However, diversity with regard to concepts, terminology, assumptions about the users etc., is a characteristic feature. Basic assumptions and perspectives are lacking or not explicitly stated, leading to claims that it is ‘under-theorised’. These conditions contribute to an amorphous picture of Internet studies as field of research.

Using a hermeneutic perspective based on the interpretation of written records and with understanding as the aim of knowledge, the author proposes a methodological framework to structure and describe Internet studies with focus on theories and guiding assumptions. The approach builds on Lakatos’ concept of research programmes, characterised by a core of basic assumptions that remain stable over time with supporting theories that may be modified or replaced depending on changes in research focus. An analytical tool, ‘a map’, to provide an overview by which Internet studies may be classified, is also proposed.

The applicability of the methodological framework and the map are tested against empirical studies on Internet use carried out by the author between 2002 and 2011.

The author discusses an analytically guided methodology that draws on (1) the kind of user action referred to in the research question and (2) the knowledge aim of study, as an alternative to research methodologies guided by epistemological perspectives.

While understanding that the findings are partially subjective, the author argues that the proposed methods per se are generalisable within multidisciplinary fields of research and that their application would greatly improve the academic standing of Internet studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2014. p. 253
Series
Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Science and Technology, ISSN 1104-2516 ; 109
Keywords
Information and communication technologies (ICT), Internet studies, multidisciplinarity, research programme, methodological framework, scientific mapping
National Category
Human Computer Interaction Interaction Technologies
Research subject
Computer Science with specialization in Human-Computer Interaction
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-233456 (URN)978-91-554-9061-4 (ISBN)
Public defence
2014-11-25, Auditorium Minus, Gustavianum, Akademigatan 3, Uppsala, 10:15 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2014-10-30 Created: 2014-10-06 Last updated: 2024-03-26Bibliographically approved
Selg, H. (2011). Om nya kontaktmönster i arbetslivet: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter.
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2011 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Publisher
p. 70
Series
Technical report / Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University, ISSN 1404-3203 ; 2011-031
Keywords
Social Media, Digital Contact Tools
National Category
Communication Studies
Research subject
Computer Science with specialization in Human-Computer Interaction
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-188792 (URN)
Available from: 2012-12-20 Created: 2012-12-19 Last updated: 2013-01-10Bibliographically approved
Selg, H. (2011). Om nya kontaktmönster i arbetslivet: SMS, chatt, e-post och telefoni – När används vad?.
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2011 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Publisher
p. 72
Series
Technical report / Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University, ISSN 1404-3203 ; 2011-021
Keywords
Social Media, Digital Contact Tools
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Computer Science with specialization in Human-Computer Interaction
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-188794 (URN)
Available from: 2012-12-20 Created: 2012-12-19 Last updated: 2013-01-10Bibliographically approved
Selg, H. (2011). Swedish students online: An inquiry into differing cultures on the Internet. In: Youth Culture and Net Culture: Online Social Practices (pp. 41-62). Hershey, PA: IGI Global
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2011 (English)In: Youth Culture and Net Culture: Online Social Practices, Hershey, PA: IGI Global , 2011, p. 41-62Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2011
National Category
Computer and Information Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-150595 (URN)978-1-60960-209-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-04-01 Created: 2011-04-01 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Selg, H. (2010). Om professionell användning av sociala medier och andra digitala kanaler.
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2010 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Series
Technical report / Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University, ISSN 1404-3203 ; 2010-028
National Category
Computer and Information Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-138318 (URN)
Available from: 2010-12-16 Created: 2010-12-16 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
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