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Writings > Methods and Methodology > Ethnography & Archival Research

Below are my publications organized by topics and themes. If you'd like to see a list of writings please click here

Click on a link for a PDF of the article or the journal web-page. Updated August 2016.

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Ribes D. (In Press). Materiality methodology and a few tricks of the trade in studying data and samples. In digitalSTS: A Fieldguide. Princeton University Press.

Ribes D. (2014). Ethnography of scaling, or, How to fit a national research infrastructure in the room. Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW'14). ACM, 158-170.

Geiger, R. S., & Ribes, D. (2011). Trace Ethnography: Following Coordination through Documentary Practices. Proceedings of the 44th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS).

The best example of trace ethnography in action is:

Geiger, S. and D.Ribes (2010). ‘The work of sustaining order in Wikipedia: The banning of a vandal,’ Proceedings of the 2010 ACM conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Savannah, Georgia, USA, February 6–10.

Stuart Geiger is the master here, and has continued to elaborate the method.