Sigh. TGIF and TG I have 2 days free before the next 2. I really felt like I was very, very familiar with these articles but I had a really hard time.
I think when I look back on my response, I’ll see it really wanders and doesn’t make a good case.
Here are the questions. Choose one of:
– Olson and Olson (2000) Distance matters is a seminal [sic- for feminists, I know] paper. Describe why they said distance matters. There have been a lot of technological advancements since 2000, does distance still matter?
– Researchers argue Social network analysis is either a theory base or a methodology. Give the reasons for each of these, then pick one the other or both and say why you think that. (paraphrasing).
So my problems were that I remembered a lot about distance matters – one of my readers mentions this paper frequently, but I wasn’t sure that I remembered all of the reasons they gave and that I could differentiate points made in this paper from ones I’d read elsewhere. The second problem is that I’m totally not familiar with the term “theory base.” I have a lot of opinions on SNA, but …
So I picked the first. Now that I’m home, I pulled the paper up (big mistake) and CRAP, forgot there is a huge aspect of technology readiness. Pretty important to the paper.
My response might be good enough (I hope), but I’m sure it is not great. Now off to think of something else before I review information retrieval and research methods for Monday!