A View of Causation for CSCW: Manipulation and Control in the Material Field of Work.

Lars Rune Christensen, Olav W. Bertelsen

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In this chapter, we attempt to achieve a better understanding of how cooperative work is partly accomplished by virtue of the actors’ manipulation and control of causal relationships central to their material field of work. Previous CSCW studies have not focused extensively on causation in cooperative work (e.g. see Schmidt and Bannon 2013). Consequently, it is a challenge to find a conception of causation appropriate for the study of cooperative work. This chapter addresses this challenge.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesigning Socially Embedded Technologies in the Real-World
EditorsVolker Wolf, Dave Randall, Kjeld Schmidt
VolumePart II
PublisherSpringer VS
Publication date2015
ISBN (Print)978-1-4471-6719-8
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4471-6720-4
Publication statusPublished - 2015
SeriesComputer Supported Cooperative Work Series

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