[SCOPUS] Developing a Framework for Social Informatics Research: A Systematic Literature Review

posted Mar 16, 2015, 5:18 AM by CWS Yonsei   [ updated Mar 16, 2015, 5:54 AM ]
Park, J.-G., Lee, S., & Lee, J. (2013). Developing a Framework for Social Informatics Research: A Systematic Literature Review. IJACT: International Journal of Advancements in Computing Technology, 5(13), 569-577.

Abstract
With the fast proliferation of internet protocols with infiltration of smart devices, information and communication technology (ICT) is changing every aspect of our work and life. Social informatics is a discipline of interdisciplinary investigation concerning changes incurred by ICT. The scope and boundary of social informatics being an emerging field of investigation have not yet been adequately defined due to its broad and ambiguous nature. The purpose of this study is to develop a conceptual framework for social informatics research based on a review of actual studies from the perspective of our work and life. Content analysis was performed to extract keywords and categories from research articles published in major academic journals related to social informatics within the last decade. A conceptual framework is surfaced with four major categories (Technology & Use, Government, Level of Context and Social Issues) and 13 subcategories. In conclusion, the direction of social informatics research is proposed and implications are discussed with limitations of the study.

Keywords
Social Informatics;Content Analysis;Conceptual Framework;Technology & Use;Government;Level of Context;Social Issues