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Is (Web) Science Ready for Empowerment?

Akkermans, Hans and Gyan, Nana Baah and Bon, Anna and Tuyp, Wendelien and Grewal, Aman and Boyera, Stéphane and Allen, Mary (2011) Is (Web) Science Ready for Empowerment? pp. 1-7. In: Proceedings of the ACM WebSci'11, June 14-17 2011, Koblenz, Germany.

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The World Wide Web opens up many avenues for new research. Some of them (Web as observable phenomenon, Web as engineered technology) fall quite well within mainstream academic paradigms of research. However, this is much less so if we position the Web as a mechanism for empowerment related to social development. Informed by our W4RA field research experiences in West Africa, we review contextual as well as general issues of scientific research and scientific method if it is to be relevant to issues of empowerment.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Web Science Comments:WebSci Conference
Subjects:WS6 Economics
WS9 Sociology
Web Science Events > Web Science 2011
ID Code:455
Deposited By: Lisa Sugiura
Deposited On:07 Jun 2011 16:46
Last Modified:25 Oct 2011 17:12

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