This dissertation is concerned with Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)
and in particular with ways in which insights from ethnomethodology can be melded
into the design of CSCW systems—a relationship that has been labelled technomethodology.
The dissertation outlines a number of possible ways in which system design
can learn from ethnomethodology and concentrates on one particular aspect—namely
that CSCW should look closely at its foundational assumptions and, if necessary,
re-specify any concepts which appear problematic in their formulation. [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.