Call for Paper - HICSS-2010

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Call for Paper - HICSS-2010

M. Cameron Jones
Call for Papers
Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)

Research 2.0: Web 2.0 and Virtual Worlds as Research Environments

 Please visit the minitrack website for more details:
Part of the Track: Internet and Digital Economy

Paper Submission Deadline:June 15, 2009

The Web 2.0 environment offers many new opportunities for researchers
undertaking both qualitative and quantitative research (e.g.,
increased potential for collecting data from online communities and
social networks around the globe). However, these technologies can
also be used by researchers to enhance the research process (e.g.,
facilitating research collaboration between project team members to
develop tools and technologies to analyze data and write papers).
Understanding the privacy and legal implications in both contexts –
i.e., the implementation of the study, as well as the research process
– is an area that warrants further exploration in a minitrack

This minitrack invites papers on topics including (but not limited to):

Changing landscape for qualitative and quantitative research due to
emergence of Web 2.0 and virtual worlds;
Development of online research communities;
Online collaborative techniques in Web 2.0 environments for advancing
research methodologies;
Use of Web 2.0 tools and technologies in data collection and analyses;
Use of Web 2.0 platforms and virtual worlds (e.g., Second Life) such
as avatars, online communities, for conducting qualitative and
quantitative research;
Effectiveness of Web 2.0 for increasing participating rates in
research (e.g., questionnaire response rates; online focus groups);
Using user-generated content as a data source in research;
Ethical and legal issues (e.g., privacy; copyright) in conducting
qualitative and quantitative research in virtual environments;
Use of social computing in building research communities;
Role of social computing in the advancement of data collection techniques;
New data collection approaches in Web 2.0 environments.

Minitrack Co-Chairs:
Lisa M. Given
(Primary Contact)
School of Library and Information Studies
International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM)
University of Alberta
Email: [hidden email]

Dinesh Rathi
School of Library and Information Studies
University of Alberta
Email: [hidden email]

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