Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12015/2357
Title: The Pendulum of Standardization
Authors: Meum, Torbjørg
Monteiro, Eric
Ellingsen, Gunnar
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Springer, London
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: ECSCW 2011: Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work
metadata.mci.reference.pages: 101-120
Series/Report no.: ECSCW
Abstract: Cooperation and collaboration are generally an inherent part of everyday practice, and particularly among nurses. However, the technologies that support these practices are still inadequate. In this study, we present and discuss the use of classifications in nursing practice, and highlight the collective re-construction of classifications that emerge over time. Specifically, we study how the negotiation between global classifications and local practice takes place with long-term use, and depict this dynamic interaction as a pendulum movement. Furthermore, we characterize this standardization as a collective re-construction grounded in everyday practice. This paper contributes to the body of research on this topic by doing the following: (i) characterizing the process of standardization as a pendulum movement
(ii) drawing out theoretical perspectives for standardization as a collective, emerging accomplishment
(iii) stating the practical implications of our perspective. Finally, we compare the local adjustment (local classifications) discussed in this study with social classifications (social tagging), and suggest how social classification may lead to increased flexibility in the use of classifications.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1007/978-0-85729-913-0_6
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12015/2357
ISBN: 978-0-85729-913-0
metadata.mci.conference.sessiontitle: Full Papers
metadata.mci.conference.location: Aarhus Denmark
metadata.mci.conference.date: 24-28 September 2011
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