Show simple item record Robbin, Alice 2006-07-04T17:52:17Z 2006-07-04T17:52:17Z 2005
dc.description.abstract Rob Kling’s intellectual contribution is a corpus of work that exemplifies the craft of inquiry and the social enterprise of science. He applied core sociological ideas and grounded them in evidence. His work connected theory, method, and evidence. His observations of the empirical world over more than a quarter-century led to research questions that transcended disciplinary boundaries, invigorated disciplines, transformed our thinking, and helped us develop a working vocabulary about technology and social life. He was decidedly unapologetic about his eclecticism — instead, reveling in the need to employ multiple theoretical frameworks, multiple methodologies, and multiple sources of evidence to make his arguments. This paper examines Rob Kling’s craft of inquiry. It traces the evolution of his theorizing, methodological choices, and gathering of evidence to understand computerization movements, an inquiry that situates his analysis in an unfailingly consistent critical stance towards computers and social life. en
dc.description.sponsorship Indiana University en
dc.format.extent 184832 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/msword
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WP-05-01 en
dc.rights Creative Commons license en
dc.subject social informatics en
dc.subject craft of inquiry en
dc.subject ICT en
dc.subject Information Society en
dc.subject social order en
dc.subject symbolic interactionism en
dc.subject structuralism en
dc.subject Rob Kling en
dc.subject political order en
dc.subject computerization movement en
dc.title Rob Kling In Search of One Good Theory: The Origins of Computerization Movements en
dc.type Working Paper en

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