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Understanding social machines

Tinati, Ramine and Carr, Les (2012) Understanding social machines At Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (PASSAT), 2012 International Conference on and 2012 International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom), Netherlands. 03 - 05 Sep 2012. , pp. 975-976.

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The framework introduced in this paper aims to reflect the characteristics that social machines have been described to have. The framework uses a mixed methods approach underpinned by social theory to provide a detailed and rich understanding of the socio-technical nature of a social machine. The strength of this lies in the diversity of the data being used; whilst the quantitative approach can provide mathematical rigor to the structure and properties of the networks and appreciate its scale, the qualitative approach seeks to examine the 'social relations', and the context to how the social machine is enabling humans and technologies to interact and shape each other. Like many studies using empirical-based research, this framework takes advantage of the complementary nature that mixed methods offers, and pushes it further by using an analytical socio-technical lens.

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Published date: September 2012
Venue - Dates: Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (PASSAT), 2012 International Conference on and 2012 International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom), Netherlands, 2012-09-03 - 2012-09-05
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 366253
ISBN: 978-1-4673-5638-1
PURE UUID: 55aa6f3f-9f5b-460f-8158-0a22bf62cf8a
ORCID for Les Carr: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 23 Jun 2014 15:30
Last modified: 07 Oct 2017 11:27

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Author: Ramine Tinati
Author: Les Carr ORCID iD

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