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Looking at ourselves : an examination of the social organization of two research laboratories . / Harper, Richard H.R.

CSCW '92 Proceedings of the 1992 ACM conference on Computer-supported cooperative work. New York : ACM, 1992. p. 330-337.

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Harper, RHR 1992, Looking at ourselves: an examination of the social organization of two research laboratories . in CSCW '92 Proceedings of the 1992 ACM conference on Computer-supported cooperative work. ACM, New York, pp. 330-337. https://doi.org/10.1145/143457.143542

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Harper, R. H. R. (1992). Looking at ourselves: an examination of the social organization of two research laboratories . In CSCW '92 Proceedings of the 1992 ACM conference on Computer-supported cooperative work (pp. 330-337). ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/143457.143542

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Harper RHR. Looking at ourselves: an examination of the social organization of two research laboratories . In CSCW '92 Proceedings of the 1992 ACM conference on Computer-supported cooperative work. New York: ACM. 1992. p. 330-337 https://doi.org/10.1145/143457.143542

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Harper, Richard H.R. / Looking at ourselves : an examination of the social organization of two research laboratories . CSCW '92 Proceedings of the 1992 ACM conference on Computer-supported cooperative work. New York : ACM, 1992. pp. 330-337

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