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ASIST 2012 Annual Meeting 
Baltimore, MD, October 26-30, 2012 


Practice Theory and Work Task Performance: How Are They Related and How Can They Contribute to Study of Information Practices
Katriina Byström and Annemaree Lloyd

Monday, 6:30pm


Summary

Our aim is to introduce an emerging understanding of how practice theory can be used to frame the analysis of (work) task-based research. This analytical work is tentative, but has the capacity of furthering task-based research by addressing the dialogical relationships and embodied performances that constitute practice. We argue that analyses of task as a constitute element of practice can contribute to a rich discussion of knowledge construction in information studies.