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dc.contributor.authorBallantyne, N.
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-09T00:38:01Z
dc.date.available2016-02-09T00:38:01Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationBallantyne, N. (2015). Human service technology and the theory of the actor network. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 33(1), 104-117.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1522-8835
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11072/1763
dc.description.abstractThis article presents an argument that the body of work known as actor-network theory (ANT) has considerable potential as an analytical framework for the conduct of research inquiries into human service technology applications. Especially so when these inquiries focus on tracing the human and technical factors associated with the adoption of a technological innovation. It introduces and explains some of the key philosophical assumptions of ANT before discussing its methodological implications. The article also offers some practical illustrations of an ANT orientation by applying ANT-related concepts to three articles published in this special issue.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectActor-network theoryen_US
dc.subjectMethodologyen_US
dc.subjectResearchen_US
dc.titleHuman service technology and the theory of the actor network.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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