Networks, Organizations and Society. A range of theoretical perspectives have attempted to explain the development and application of different technologies and organizational practices (e.g. TD, Social Shaping, SCOT, ANT). Focus on a specific technology.
IMPORTANT, please read the instructions regarding the time!
please choose the case you’ll be using in the essay before 2016.1.1.
I would like to see the whole structure before 2016.1.2.
Then have the first draft ready before 2016.1.5. I would like to write some feedback to the writer after seeing the first draft.
Then half of the final essay must be done before 2016.1.7.
The whole final essay must be done before 2016.1.11 8am UK time.
Please let me know once each of these stages are completed.
I have already uploaded all the materials. The essay guidelines, the lecture materials, the seminar readings and the first assignment I wrote for this course. I also uploaded the picture of the teacher’s feedback for that assignment. That is VERY IMPORTANT. Apart from the marking scheme given in the essay guideline(word format), the feedback gives a good guide for you to write the second essay. NOTE, also PLEASE DO NOT use anything directly from my first assignment, because I already uploaded it in turnitin. Thank you.
this essay is 2100 words (+/-10%) (which means the word range is 1890-2310) excluding the references. You should choose a case first, the type of the case is given in the essay guideline. Examples of the case includes: HD DVD/BluRay/Body Scan etc. Choose a easy case with sufficient academic resources so that it makes your analysis easier. Second, you should introduce TD (Technological determinism) theory, apply TD theory to the case you choose. ?introducing TD is compulsory) Third, You should choose your main theory for the essay from Social Shaping, SCOT and ANT(Actor-network theory), apply the theory to the case you choose. This is quote from word document NOS assignment guideline: “A range of theoretical perspectives have attempted to explain the development and application of different technologies and organizational practices (e.g. TD, Social Shaping, SCOT, ANT). Focus on a specific technology, innovation or organizational practice and critically examine how you would examine the development or application of this case from a TD perspective and either a SCOT or ANT perspective. ” For more specific guideline for the structure of the essay, see the slides of NOS assignment guideline. In the guideline, the lecturer analysed the case: “frontline tourniquet”. You cannot use the same case as the lectuers’, but it provides a very specific guideline for you to analyze your own case, it is extremely helpful. STS case study is an outline relating to a course option and a major final year project/dissertation in STS. Clearly it involves much more work than your coursework but some parts may help with ideas and references.
seminar materials are basically readings from the reading list. For the main reading, I typed “main text” before the name of the document. Check all the readings from here and the reading list, but also read more to show additional readings.