Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||Episteme or practice? Differentiated Communitarian Structures in a Biology Laboratory|
|Publisher:||Springer London, Dordrecht Amsterdam|
|metadata.dc.relation.ispartof:||Communities and Technologies: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Communities and Technologies 2003|
|Series/Report no.:||Communities and Technologies|
|Abstract:||This paper explores the different social structures coexisting within a biology laboratory. This work draws upon an empirical study and the results are analysed using the social network analysis toolbox. We evidence that actors form links between them in order to carry out cognitive activities. Depending on the content of this activity, resulting networks can take different shapes. When dealing with scientific knowledge, actors tend to form an epistemic community, whereas they form a community of practice when they seek to enhance their skills in setting experiments. Moreover, these two structures are connected by means of boundary objects and boundary spanners.|
|Appears in Collections:||C&T 2003: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Communities and Technologies 2003|
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.