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Fandom, food, and folksonomies: The methodological realities of studying fun life-contexts

Ocepek, M. G., Bullard, J., Hartel, J., Forcier, E., Polkinghorne, S. and Price, L. ORCID: 0000-0001-7747-4210 (2018). Fandom, food, and folksonomies: The methodological realities of studying fun life-contexts. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 55(1), pp. 712-715. doi: 10.1002/pra2.2018.14505501089

Abstract

As Library and Information Science research has evolved, new domains of interest have shaped the field, and with them comes a need to question the appropriateness of applying traditional methodologies to these new domains. This panel focuses on the methodological realities of studying fun life-contexts and will address how researching a new domain comes with challenges and opportunities. The group of scholars on this panel all share an appreciation for identifying and exploring the unique information experiences within fun life-contexts, and engage with a variety of subfields, including information behavior, information organization, embodied information, and fan communities. This interactive panel will consist of five short presentations from each of the panelists and a moderated Q&A led by moderator, Jenna Hartel. The panelists each share some examples of their recent work studying fun life-contexts, reflect on their experience researching in a new domain, and develop themes and questions that should be addressed in future work.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Ocepek, M. G., Bullard, J., Hartel, J., Forcier, E., Polkinghorne, S. and Price, L. (2018). Fandom, Food, and Folksonomies: The Methodological Realities of Studying Fun Life‐Contexts. In L. Freund (Ed.), Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology (pp. 712– 715.) Hoboken, NJ: Wiley., which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1002/pra2.2018.14505501089. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
Publisher Keywords: Methodology, Fun, Serious Leisure, Context, Fan Communities
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Library & Information Science
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2020 15:54
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/25152
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