SIE 5: Family Matters: Studying Information Phenomena Within the Context of the Family
Family Matters: Studying Information Phenomena Within the Context of the Family
In this session for interaction and engagement, participants will engage in small- and large-group discussions focused on the unique opportunities and challenges that arise in family-focused information science research. Situating research within the context of the family can impact the ways in which information phenomena are understood theoretically, the methods that are used to investigate said phenomena, and the findings of such research. Approaching the study of information phenomena in this way can also present a unique set of challenges. These and other topics will be part of small-group discussions led by the key participants, all who have experience conducting research that engages with the concept of the family in some way. This session will conclude with a large-group discussion that will center on the ways in which information science can both enrich and be enriched by family-focused research.