1st Edition

E-Research Transformation in Scholarly Practice

Edited By Nicholas W. Jankowski Copyright 2009
    366 Pages 24 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    368 Pages 24 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    Introduction  1. The Context and Challenges of e-Research  Nicholas W. JankowskiConceptualization  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 WoutersDevelopment  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 ParkCollaboration  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. MeyerVisualization  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. BurkCase 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.