Bibliography Definition Theories are formulated to explain, predict, and understand phenomena and, in many cases, to challenge and extend existing knowledge within the limits of critical bounding assumptions. The theoretical framework is the structure that can hold or support a theory of a research study. The theoretical framework introduces and describes the theory that explains why the research problem under study exists.
Kathy Ning Shen, Mohamed Khalifa. Critical Review and Theoretical Extension. Wojciech Cellary; Elsa Estevez. Software Services for e-World,Springer, pp. The documents may come from teaching and research institutions in France or abroad, or from public or private research centers.
Despite the worldwide popularity and rapid proliferation of social networking sites SNSe. This study aims at establishing a theoretical framework guiding the research on SNS usage.
Social networking sites; post-adoptive behavior; use and gratification theory; social influences; goal-oriented behavior. They have become an inescapable part of our lives, which is more evident among young people. In the past couple of years alone, SNS such as Frienderster, MySpace, and Facebook have become immensely popular among adolescents and emerging adults, and play an important role in shaping their identities, affecting psychological well-being, and changing their social networks .
While most people take such technologies for granted, our understanding about SNS is very limited . First, most existing studies on SNS remain descriptive, focusing on what people do with SNS and user-reported reasons for using those sites, e. Little research has strived for establishing causal claims, which prevents designing effective interventions for SNS.
Secondly, despite the abundant research on IT adoption in general, our understanding about the post-adoptive behavior is still at the early stage . Moreover, the uniqueness of SNS from the other IT applications may requires and also gives rise to further theoretical extension.
In this study, we try to address these issues related to SNS usage by developing a theoretical framework that extends the existing IT adoption theories, e.
Particularly, the proposed framework advances research on SNS in several ways. First, by taking a feature-centric perspective rather than considering IT as a black-box, we focus on the pattern of SNS usage, i.
Secondly, the resulting framework extends the existing theories to capture the specificity in social computing contexts of SNS by developing a more comprehensive conceptualization of social influences. Thirdly, different from the most prior studies on SNS that are descriptive and exploratory, this study attempts to establish a base theory to explain the antecedents of SNS usage, which can readily guide future empirical research to uncover the causality in SNS usage in particularly and the other similar Internet applications in general.
The article is organized as follows. Then the theoretical framework is proposed and discussed. Finally, we conclude the article by discussing the implications and possible future research opportunities.
There are five competing perspectives, which share much in common. The first one originates from the theory of reasoned action TRA , which predicts behavior as a function of behavioral intention depending upon attitude toward behavior and subjective norm.
David  applied this theory to explain individual acceptance of technology and developed the Technology Acceptance Model TAM and TAM2 , which predicts information technology acceptance and usage on the job with perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, and subjective norm.
Ajzen  extended TRA by adding the construct of perceived behavioral control and the resulting theory, the Theory of Planned Behavior TPBhas also been widely used to explain usage of various technologies.
The second perspective in IT acceptance and usage research is from motivational theories. In the context of IT adoption and usage, the predictive validity of innovative characteristics, e.
According to this theory, behavior in any situation is a function of the intention, the habitual responses, and the situational constraints and conditions. Since this theory is developed to explain the choice behavior, in the context of IT adoption and usage, its direct application is limited.This paper proposes a theoretical framework as a foundation for building online communities of practice when a suite of social networking applications referred to as collective intelligence tools are utilized to develop a product or solutions to a problem.
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Social Networking Technologies (SNTs) have changed lots of former procedures in this modern era. One of its greatest ing Technologies, theoretical framework, ICT Infrastructure, Adopting factors. 1. Introduction. There have been tremendous changes in the line of former.
This paper proposes a theoretical framework as a foundation for building online communities of practice when a suite of social networking applications referred to as collective intelligence tools are utilized to develop a product or solutions to a problem.
Theoretical Framework Of Social Networking. Theoretical Frameworks Theoretical Frameworks Marriage is classified as becoming one with each other between a man and a woman.
In today’s society, there are many different versions of marriage, but to me it is between a man and a woman. A Research Framework on Social Networking Sites Usage: Critical Review and Theoretical Extension.
Critical Review and Theoretical Extension. A Research Framework on Social Networking Sites.