No less than a revolutionary transformation of the research enterprise is underway. This transformation extends beyond the natural sciences, where 'e-research' has become the modus operandi, and is penetrating the social sciences and humanities, sometimes with differences in accent and label. Many suggest that the very essence of scholarship in these areas is changing. The everyday procedures and practices of traditional forms of scholarship are affected by these and other features of e-research. This volume, which features renowned scholars from across the globe who are active in the social sciences and humanities, provides critical reflection on the overall emergence of e-research, particularly on its adoption and adaptation by the social sciences and humanities.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. The Context and Challenges of e-Research Nicholas W. Jankowski. Conceptualization 2. Towards a Sociology of e-Research: Shaping Practice and Advancing Knowledge Ralph Schroeder and Jenny Fry 3. e-Research as Intervention Anne Beaulieu and Paul Wouters. Development 4. Developing the UK-based e-Social Science Research Program Peter Halfpenny, Rob Procter, Yu-Wei Lin and Alex Voss 5. e-Research and Scholarly Community in the Humanities Paul Genoni, Helen Merrick and Michele Willson 6. The Rise of e-Science in Asia: Dreams and Realities for Social Science Research. Case Studies of Singapore and South Korea Carol Soon and Han Woo Park. Collaboration 7. Creating Shared Understanding across Distance: Distance Collaboration across Cultures In R&D Petra Sonderegger 8. Moving from Small Science to Big Science: Social and Organizational Impediments to Large Scale Data Sharing Eric T. Meyer. Visualization 9. Visualization in e-Social Science Mike Thelwall 10. A Picture is Worth a Thousand Questions: Visualization Techniques for Social Science Discovery in Computational Spaces Howard T. Welser, Thomas Lento, Marc Smith, Eric Gleave and Itai Himelboim. Data Preservation and Reuse 11. Web Archiving as e-Research Steven M. Schneider, Kirsten A. Foot and Paul Wouters 12. The Promise of Data in e-Research: Many Challenges, Multiple Solutions, Diverse Outcomes Ann Zimmerman, Nathan Bos, Judy S. Olson and Gary M. Olson 13. Naming, Documenting and Contributing to e-Science Samuelle Carlson and Ben Anderson. Access and Intellectual Property 14. Open Access to e-Research Robert Lucas and John Willinsky 15. Intellectual Property in the Context of e-Science Dan L. Burk. Case Studies 16. Situated Innovations in e-Social Science Bridgette Wessels and Max Craglia 17. Wikipedia as Distributed Knowledge Laboratory: The Case of Neoliberalism Clifford Tatum and Michele LaFrance
Nicholas W. Jankowski is Associate Professor at the Department of Communication, Radboud University Nijmegen, and Visiting Fellow at the Virtual Knowledge Studio for the Humanities and Social Sciences in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In 2004 he was Visiting Fellow at Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. He has been involved in the study of new media and research methodology since the mid-1970s, and is co-editor of New Media & Society.