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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/25427

Title: The Annotative Practices of Graduate Students: Tensions & Negotiations Fostering an Epistemic Practice
Authors: Belanger, Marie-Eve
Advisor: Ratto, Matthew
Department: Information Studies
Keywords: Annotation
Scholarly Process
Epistemic Practice
Digital Textuality
Annotation Lifecycle
Scholarly Primitives
Reading and Writing
Issue Date: 14-Dec-2010
Abstract: This research explores the annotation and note-taking practices of graduate students and reports on the sets of activities, habits, objects, tools and methods that define the practice. In particular, this empirical study focuses on understanding the integration of annotation practices within larger scholarly processes. This study therefore aims to describe and analyze annotation not only as material externalities of the research process, but also as crucial epistemic practices allowing students to progress from one research activity to the other. Interviews are supplemented by document collection and analyzed using a multi-perspectival framework. The findings describe an annotation lifecycle and suggest a new model of the scholarly process using annotation practices as units of analysis. The study further discusses annotation as a primitive epistemic practice and examines the productive tensions fostering the student’s progress towards her goals. This research finally proposes requirements for future tools supporting scholarly practice.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/25427
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