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Ekström, B. (2024). No rose on this one?: Citizen science field excursion negotiations at the Great Alvar. Nordic Journal of Science and Technology Studies, 12(1), 5-16
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>No rose on this one?: Citizen science field excursion negotiations at the Great Alvar
2024 (Engelska)Ingår i: Nordic Journal of Science and Technology Studies, ISSN 1894-4647, Vol. 12, nr 1, s. 5-16Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

This study explores how material qualities of tools contribute to shape information practices of observing, documenting, identifying and reporting species in biodiversity citizen science. Through participant observation and trace ethnography, information practices enacted during a field excursion at a World Heritage Site in south-eastern Sweden are investigated in relation to reported data submitted to the species observation system Artportalen. The study, which adopts a theoretical lens comprising the analytical concepts of epistemic objects and inscriptions, finds that the participants’ situated questioning, discussion, documenting and comparison of species through tool use establishes the observations as projections of knowledge claims. These projections are subsequently constrained but also appended as they are reported as data via Artportalen. As material qualities are generally made invisible, the reported data are augmented by the observation system when merged with other reports to aggregated data. The study extends knowledge concerning how biodiversity citizen science field excursions are conducted by understanding information practices and their outcomes as entangled activities characterised by negotiations in relation to material tools rather than as streamlined processes. Consequently, the results expand knowledge of the messy practices carried out to produce biodiversity citizen science data.

Nyckelord
Botany, biodiversity, citizen science, information practices, materiality
Nationell ämneskategori
Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
Forskningsämne
Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-31641 (URN)10.5324/njsts.v12i1.5860 (DOI)
Tillgänglig från: 2024-02-28 Skapad: 2024-02-28 Senast uppdaterad: 2024-03-07Bibliografiskt granskad
Graminius, C., Ekström, B. & Haider, J. (2023). Editorial. Nordic Journal of Library and Information Studies, 4(1), i-iv
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Editorial
2023 (Engelska)Ingår i: Nordic Journal of Library and Information Studies, E-ISSN 2597-0593, Vol. 4, nr 1, s. i-ivArtikel i tidskrift, Editorial material (Övrigt vetenskapligt) Published
Nationell ämneskategori
Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
Forskningsämne
Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
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urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-30555 (URN)10.7146/njlis.v4i1.141009 (DOI)
Tillgänglig från: 2023-09-28 Skapad: 2023-09-28 Senast uppdaterad: 2023-10-18Bibliografiskt granskad
Ekström, B. (2023). Thousands of examining eyes: credibility, authority and validity in biodiversity citizen science data production. Aslib Journal of Information Management, 75(1), 149-170
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Thousands of examining eyes: credibility, authority and validity in biodiversity citizen science data production
2023 (Engelska)Ingår i: Aslib Journal of Information Management, ISSN 2050-3806, E-ISSN 2050-3814, Vol. 75, nr 1, s. 149-170Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to contribute with knowledge about how valid research data in biodiversity citizen science are produced through information practices and how notions of credibility and authority emerge from these practices.

Design/methodology/approach

Data were collected through an empirical, interview-based study of the information practices of 15 participants active in the vicinity of the Swedish biodiversity citizen science information system Artportalen. Interview transcripts were analysed abductively and qualitatively through a coding scheme by working back and forth between theory and data. Values of credibility, authority and validity of research data were unfolded through a practice-oriented perspective to library and information studies by utilising the theoretical lens of boundary objects.

Findings

Notions of credibility, authority and validity emerge through participant activities of transforming species observations to data, supplementing reports with objects of trust, augmenting identification through authority outreach and assessing credibility via peer monitoring. Credibility, authority and validity of research data are shown to be co-constructed in a distributed fashion by the participants and the information system.

Originality/value

The article extends knowledge about information practices in emerging, heterogeneous scholarly settings by focussing on the complex co-construction of credibility, authority and validity in relation to data production.

Nyckelord
Information practices, Citizen science, Boundary objects, Credibility, Authority, Validity
Nationell ämneskategori
Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
Forskningsämne
Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-27665 (URN)10.1108/AJIM-10-2021-0292 (DOI)000773611700001 ()2-s2.0-85126799729 (Scopus ID)
Tillgänglig från: 2022-03-21 Skapad: 2022-03-21 Senast uppdaterad: 2023-03-08Bibliografiskt granskad
Haider, J., Ekström, B., Tattersall Wallin, E., Gunnarsson Lorentzen, D., Rödl, M. & Söderberg, N. (2023). Tracing online information about wind power in Sweden: An exploratory quantitative study of broader trends: ("Fighting windmills" project report, Mistra Environmental Communication).
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Tracing online information about wind power in Sweden: An exploratory quantitative study of broader trends: ("Fighting windmills" project report, Mistra Environmental Communication)
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2023 (Engelska)Rapport (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
Förlag
s. 38
Nationell ämneskategori
Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-29496 (URN)
Projekt
https://www.hb.se/forskning/forskningsportal/projekt/slass-mot-vaderkvarnar/
Forskningsfinansiär
Mistra - Stiftelsen för miljöstrategisk forskning
Tillgänglig från: 2023-03-02 Skapad: 2023-03-02 Senast uppdaterad: 2023-10-12Bibliografiskt granskad
Ekström, B. (2023). Understanding wind power search queries and results with RAT. In: : . Paper presented at RAT Community Meeting, Faculty of Design, Media and Information, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, 8 September 2023.
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Understanding wind power search queries and results with RAT
2023 (Engelska)Konferensbidrag, Enbart muntlig presentation (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
Nationell ämneskategori
Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-30482 (URN)
Konferens
RAT Community Meeting, Faculty of Design, Media and Information, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, 8 September 2023
Projekt
Fighting windmills? Tracing (mis/dis)information about wind power online
Forskningsfinansiär
Mistra - Stiftelsen för miljöstrategisk forskning
Tillgänglig från: 2023-09-12 Skapad: 2023-09-12 Senast uppdaterad: 2023-09-15Bibliografiskt granskad
Ekström, B. (2022). A niche of their own: variations of information practices in biodiversity citizen science. Journal of Documentation, 78(7), 248-265
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>A niche of their own: variations of information practices in biodiversity citizen science
2022 (Engelska)Ingår i: Journal of Documentation, ISSN 0022-0418, E-ISSN 1758-7379, Vol. 78, nr 7, s. 248-265Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

Information practices become highly complex in biodiversity citizen science projects due to the projects’ large scale, distributed setting and vast inclusion of participants. This study aims to contribute to knowledge concerning what variations of information practices can be found in biodiversity citizen science and what these practices may mean for the overall collaborative biodiversity data production in such projects.

Design/methodology/approach

Fifteen semi-structured interviews were carried out with participants engaged with the Swedish biodiversity citizen science information system Artportalen. The empirical data were analysed through a practice-theoretical lens investigating information practices in general and variations of practices in particular.

Findings

The analysis shows that the nexus of biodiversity citizen science information practices consists of observing, identifying, reporting, collecting, curating and validating species as well as decision-making. Information practices vary depending on participants’ technical know-how; knowledge production and learning; and preservation motivations. The study also found that reporting tools and field guides are significant for the formation of information practices. Competition was found to provide data quantity and knowledge growth but may inflict data bias. Finally, a discrepancy between practices of validating and decision-making have been noted, which could be mitigated by involving intermediary participants for mutual understandings of data.

Originality/value

The study places an empirically grounded information practice-theoretical perspective on citizen science participation, extending previous research seeking to model participant activities. Furthermore, the study nuances previous practice-oriented perspectives on citizen science by emphasising variations of practices.

Nyckelord
Citizen science, Information practices, Variation, Practice theory, Biodiversity, Information science
Nationell ämneskategori
Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
Forskningsämne
Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-27144 (URN)10.1108/jd-07-2021-0146 (DOI)000739367900013 ()2-s2.0-85122124225 (Scopus ID)
Tillgänglig från: 2022-01-04 Skapad: 2022-01-04 Senast uppdaterad: 2024-02-01Bibliografiskt granskad
Ekström, B. (2022). Från naturupplevelse till artdata. In: : . Paper presented at SFIS vårkonferens, Chalmers tekniska högskola, Göteborg, 10 juni, 2022.
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Från naturupplevelse till artdata
2022 (Svenska)Konferensbidrag, Enbart muntlig presentation (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
Nationell ämneskategori
Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-27982 (URN)
Konferens
SFIS vårkonferens, Chalmers tekniska högskola, Göteborg, 10 juni, 2022
Tillgänglig från: 2022-06-10 Skapad: 2022-06-10 Senast uppdaterad: 2022-06-21Bibliografiskt granskad
Ekström, B. (2022). Information practices in biodiversity citizen science. In: LIS and environmental research: what, when, how?: Panel & Open Space by C. Graminius, J. Haider, N. Cardoso, M. Fedorowicz-Kruszewska, B. Ekström and O. Pilerot, 2022: . Paper presented at CoLIS: 11th International Conference on the Conceptions of Library and Information Science, Oslo, May 29-June 1, 2022.
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Information practices in biodiversity citizen science
2022 (Engelska)Ingår i: LIS and environmental research: what, when, how?: Panel & Open Space by C. Graminius, J. Haider, N. Cardoso, M. Fedorowicz-Kruszewska, B. Ekström and O. Pilerot, 2022, 2022Konferensbidrag, Muntlig presentation med publicerat abstract (Refereegranskat)
Nationell ämneskategori
Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
Forskningsämne
Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-28065 (URN)
Konferens
CoLIS: 11th International Conference on the Conceptions of Library and Information Science, Oslo, May 29-June 1, 2022
Tillgänglig från: 2022-06-21 Skapad: 2022-06-21 Senast uppdaterad: 2022-09-19Bibliografiskt granskad
Graminius, C., Haider, J., Cardoso, N., Fedorowicz-Kruszewska, M., Ekström, B. & Pilerot, O. (2022). LIS and environmental research: what, when, how?. In: : . Paper presented at CoLIS: 11th International Conference on the Conceptions of Library and Information Science, Oslo, May 29-June 1, 2022.
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>LIS and environmental research: what, when, how?
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2022 (Engelska)Konferensbidrag, Enbart muntlig presentation (Refereegranskat)
Nationell ämneskategori
Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
Forskningsämne
Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-29154 (URN)
Konferens
CoLIS: 11th International Conference on the Conceptions of Library and Information Science, Oslo, May 29-June 1, 2022
Tillgänglig från: 2022-12-21 Skapad: 2022-12-21 Senast uppdaterad: 2023-10-12Bibliografiskt granskad
Ekström, B. (2022). Trace data visualisation enquiry: a methodological coupling for studying information practices in relation to information systems. Journal of Documentation, 78(7), 141-159
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Trace data visualisation enquiry: a methodological coupling for studying information practices in relation to information systems
2022 (Engelska)Ingår i: Journal of Documentation, ISSN 0022-0418, E-ISSN 1758-7379, Vol. 78, nr 7, s. 141-159Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine whether and how a methodological coupling of visualisations of trace data and interview methods can be utilised for information practices studies.

Design/methodology/approach

Trace data visualisation enquiry is suggested as the coupling of visualising exported data from an information system and using these visualisations as basis for interview guides and elicitation in information practices research. The methodology is illustrated and applied through a small-scale empirical study of a citizen science project.

Findings

The study found that trace data visualisation enquiry enabled fine-grained investigations of temporal aspects of information practices and to compare and explore temporal and geographical aspects of practices. Moreover, the methodology made possible inquiries for understanding information practices through trace data that were discussed through elicitation with participants. The study also found that it can aid a researcher of gaining a simultaneous overarching and close picture of information practices, which can lead to theoretical and methodological implications for information practices research.

Originality/value

Trace data visualisation enquiry extends current methods for investigating information practices as it enables focus to be placed on the traces of practices as recorded through interactions with information systems and study participants' accounts of activities.

Nyckelord
Practice-based studies, Sociomateriality, Trace ethnography, Interview methods, Visual methods, Methodology, Information practices, Citizen science, Elicitation
Nationell ämneskategori
Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
Forskningsämne
Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-26615 (URN)10.1108/jd-04-2021-0082 (DOI)000691325100001 ()2-s2.0-85113892969 (Scopus ID)
Tillgänglig från: 2021-10-06 Skapad: 2021-10-06 Senast uppdaterad: 2022-03-23Bibliografiskt granskad
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ORCID-id: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-4187-7004

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