Search for dissertations about: "sociology of technology"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 75 swedish dissertations containing the words sociology of technology.

  1. 1. Letters & Bytes : Sociotechnical Studies of Distance Education

    Author : Francis Lee; Ulf Mellström; Boel Berner; Adrian Mackenzie; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANIORA; NATURAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANITIES; sociology of technology; distance education; education; history of education; correspondence education; Learning Objects; standardization; actor-network theory; associations; translation; dispositif; tekniksociologi; distansutbildning; utbildning; korrespondensundervisning; lärobjekt; standardisering; aktörsnätverks teori; översättning; associering; dispositif; Technology and social change; Teknik och social förändring; Sociology; Sociologi; History of technology; Teknikhistoria; Education; Pedagogik; Informatics and systems science; Informatik och systemvetenskap;

    Abstract : This dissertation studies the social aspects of technology in distance education trough the lens of history – in the form of correspondence education – and a possible future – in the form of a project of technical standardization, Learning Objects. The studied cases form a reflexive tool that allows the present of distance education to be seen in perspective. READ MORE

  2. 2. Waves of controversy : gene technology in Dagens nyheter 1973-96

    Author : Anna Olofsson; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Mass media; public debate; agenda setting; content analysis; society and technology; STS; public discourse analysis; gene technology; genetic engineering; biotechnology; scientific controversies; resistance to new technology; s-curve; life-cycle models; Sociology; Sociologi;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates the public debate on gene technology, between 1973 and 1996, in one of the agenda-setting media in Sweden, Dagens Nyheter. Gene technology is one of the latest controversial technologies which characterise our present Western society. READ MORE

  3. 3. Public Perceptions of Gene Technology : On the edge of risk society

    Author : Susanna Öhman; Mittuniversitetet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Sociology; Sociologi;

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  4. 4. A Socio-Material Study of User Involvement : Interrogating the practices of technology development for older people in a digitalised world

    Author : Björn Fischer; Britt Östlund; Alexander Peine; Steve Woolgar; KTH; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANITIES; HUMANITIES; User involvement; Older People; Participation; Socio-material Conditions; Enactment; Ontology; Configuring; Ageing and Technology; Ethnography; Method and Design Practice; Användarinvolvering; Äldre Människor; Delaktighet; Sociomateriella förhållanden; Enactment; Ontologi; Konfigurering; Åldrande och Teknik; Etnografi; Metod och Designpraktik; Technology and Health; Teknik och hälsa;

    Abstract : Population ageing and increased digitalization each constitute an ongoing and profound transformation within contemporary modes of living, as growing advances in technological development mix and intermingle with the lived realities of older people as the final recipients. It is against the backdrop of this interplay that user involvement has enjoyed ever-rising advocacy to an almost normative degree. READ MORE

  5. 5. Towards a Pluralistic Epistemology: Understanding the Future of Human-Technology Interactions in Shipping

    Author : Yemao Man; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURAL SCIENCES; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Human Factors; Decision Making; Automation; Human-Technology Interaction; Psychology; Human Errors; Multidisciplinary; Sociotechnical System; Human-Computer Interaction; Ecology; Epistemological Pluralism; Situation Awareness; Situated Learning; Knowledge Management; Complexity; Maritime; Distributed Cognition; Sociology; Activity Theory;

    Abstract : The rapid advance of technologies is revolutionizing the way people work and transforming society into a digital world. In the shipping domain, many innovative technical systems have been designed and developed in the past decades, aiming to enable the maritime users to achieve the goal of safety, efficiency and effectiveness. READ MORE