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Methodological Challenges in Studying Context in Action

Sue Dopson and Ninna Meier

in Context in Action and How to Study It: Illustrations from Health Care

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198805304
eISBN:
9780191843419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805304.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter develops the methodological aspects of the Framework for Studying Context and Action presented and discussed in the first two chapters of the book. The chapter offers two vignettes as ... More


Human Information Behavior and Information Retrieval: Is Collaboration Possible?

Raya Fidel

in Human Information Interaction: An Ecological Approach to Information Behavior

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017008
eISBN:
9780262301473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017008.003.0010
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter examines the contributions of human information behavior (HIB) research to the information retrieval (IR) systems design, as well as the extent to which HIB research is guided by IR ... More


Context and Work Organization in an Acute Health Care Setting

Ian Kessler

in Context in Action and How to Study It: Illustrations from Health Care

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198805304
eISBN:
9780191843419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805304.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter explores the influence of context in shaping the health care support worker in a hospital setting. Viewing context as constraining or facilitating the exercise of discretion or choice, ... More


Context in Action: A Research Agenda

Ninna Meier and Sue Dopson

in Context in Action and How to Study It: Illustrations from Health Care

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198805304
eISBN:
9780191843419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805304.003.0015
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter brings together the findings of the various research experiences outlined throughout the book, and it presents ways for furthering contextual research in organization and management. It ... More


Laying the Groundworks: Concepts, Definitions, and Methodology

Yuval Jobani and Nahshon Perez

in Women of the Wall: Navigating Religion in Sacred Sites

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190280444
eISBN:
9780190280468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190280444.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The chapter opens with a categorization of the Western Wall as a “thick site.” Echoing Geertz’s “thick-description” approach, this new concept denotes a site typically but not necessarily religious, ... More


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