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Official Knowledge: Validation Mechanisms for Knowledge Management Systems


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Official Knowledge: Validation Mechanisms for Knowledge Management Systems

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dc.contributor.author Watkins, Jennifer H
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-09T20:59:19Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-09T20:59:19Z
dc.date.issued 2009-07-09T20:59:19Z
dc.date.submitted May 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/9338
dc.description.abstract One of the most important roles of a knowledge management system is as a filter to verify, authenticate, or justify the knowledge of an organization. The knowledge that passes this filter and is retained or otherwise deemed valuable by the system is official knowledge, the knowledge sanctioned by an organization. In this study, twenty-two articles that describe typologies of knowledge management systems were reviewed for their insights into knowledge validation. The articles were reviewed in the context of intellectual parentage with each article belonging to one of ten lines of inquiry spawning from five preeminent knowledge management articles. The results of this metastudy identify epistemology, knowledge transfer, the application environment, and the social process of sensemaking as valuable considerations for the design of validation mechanisms. A checklist of these considerations serves as the primary contribution of this study. Implications for future work in the design of validation mechanisms for knowledge management systems are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject knowledge management en_US
dc.subject epistemology en_US
dc.subject knowledge en_US
dc.subject validation en_US
dc.subject metastudy en_US
dc.subject systems science en_US
dc.title Official Knowledge: Validation Mechanisms for Knowledge Management Systems en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Arts Organizational Learning and Instructional Technology en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Educational Leadership and Organizational Learning en_US
dc.description.advisor Salisbury, Mark
dc.description.committee-member Gunawardena, Charlotte
dc.description.committee-member Ke, Fengfeng

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