Collaborative research partnerships in the community- a paper

Lang, C., L. Stillman, H. Linger, J. Dalvean, B. McNamara, J. McGrath and R. Collins (2012). “Collaborative research partnerships in the community.” Information, Communication & Society 15(7): 1081-1105.

This paper, in part, talks about the Doing IT Better project.

Working with community partners on research projects where the community members are part of the research team [...]

Academic and Ethical Challenges in Participatory Models of Community Research

Tom Denison & Larry Stillman

The purpose of this paper was to identify and explore academic and ethical challenges with Participatory Community Research (PCR) in the context where many universities and researchers are moving to embrace new e-Research infrastructure. A case study of a project focussing on developing electronic capacity in a deprived community in Africa [...]

Digital Doorway: Social-Technical Innovation for High-Needs Communities

A paper developed from a Development Informatics Conference in Cape Town in 2010.

Stillman, L., M. Herselman, M. Marais, M. Pitse Boshomane, P. Plantinga and S. Walton (2012). “Digital doorway: social-technical innovation for high-needs communities.” Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries 50(2): 1-19.

The issues around insider/outsider research, ethics, and power relations need a lot [...]

Some Research about ICTs in a rural Australian Community

ICT, rural dilution and the new rurality: a case study of ‘WheatCliffs’
Larry Stillman, Michael  Arnold, Martin R. Gibbs, Chris Shepherd
In many parts of the world rural communities have undergone significant transformations, through changing population demographics (rural dilution), and through changing modes of production and consumption (the new rurality). In this paper we explore [...]

Adapting corporate modelling for community informatics

This is a pre-publication draft of :  Stillman, L., S. Kethers, et al. (2009). “Adapting corporate modelling for community informatics.” VINE: The Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems 39(3): 259 – 274.

To address the need for responsive methodologies to investigate how ICTs are used in non-business and non-corporate environments.


The article, based presents a case [...]