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Med sinne för detaljer: En domänanalytisk studie av ämnet Textilvetenskap vid Uppsala universitet med fokus på föremålsdokumentation
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
With a sense of details : A study of artifact documentation within the field of Textile Studies at Uppsala University using a Domain analytical framework (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this two year master thesis is to study the knowledge production within the field of Textile Studies at Uppsala University, with special focus on the use of artifact documentation as a research method. With domain analysis as a theoretical framework, ontological and epistemological assumptions as well as historical and social aspects are studied in relation to the research process. Qualitative research methods are used, including interviews, observations and text analysis. In the analysis of the knowledge processes in the field, perspectives on tacit knowledge and the concept of documents, are used as a theoretical basis.


In the field of Textile Studies, the artifacts are used as one of the main objects of study, along with archival and pictorial sources. The main epistemological assumptions are that artifact analysis is dependent on a knowledge base, where technical handicraft skills, contextual knowledge and practical experience of object observation are the most important qualifications. The research process reflects these assumptions, where observation and documentation are used as methods of gaining knowledge.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 68 p.
Uppsatser inom biblioteks- & informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1650-4267 ; 629
Keyword [en]
Documentation, Artifacts, Knowledge Organization, Domain analysis
Keyword [sv]
Dokumentation, föremål, kunskapsorganisation, domänanalys
National Category
Information Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-225591Local ID: 629OAI: diva2:721667
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Educational program
Master Programme in ALM
Available from: 2014-06-09 Created: 2014-06-04 Last updated: 2014-06-09Bibliographically approved

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