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.
|Title of host publication||Designing Socially Embedded Technologies in the Real-World|
|Editors||Volker Wolf, Dave Randall, Kjeld Schmidt|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Series||Computer Supported Cooperative Work Series|