The interdisciplinary nature of the information field (iField) calls for a greater understanding of how iSchool scholars engage with information technology in their research. The purpose of this article is to study how much emphasis iSchool scholars put into studying technology, and how they conceptualize technology in their research. Using content analysis as our method of investigation, we coded journal articles published by tenure track faculty members between 2008 and 2010 from five iSchools (Drexel, Michigan, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, and Washington). We report preliminary empirical evidence showing a microscopic view on the diversity in how iSchool scholars engage with technology, one of the fundamental components in the iField.
- Information field
- Information technology
- Technology conceptualizations
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Information Systems
- Library and Information Sciences