Title

The Conversation As The Answer: Collective Information Seeking And Knowledge Construction On A Social Question And Answer Site

Publication Date

12-15-2019

Document Type

Article

Abstract

This paper presents an analysis of the information seeking practices found on a social question and answer site, Ask Metafilter, from the perspective of social constructionism. It has been suggested that the study of epistemic community is a prerequisite for a better understanding of information-seeking and this paper accomplishes this in the context of a social question and answer site.

Publication Title

Information Research

Volume

24

Issue

4

Publisher Policy

Open access

Open Access Status

OA Journal

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