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World Wide Research: Reshaping the Sciences and Humanities

William H. Dutton and Paul W. Jeffreys


Advances in information and communication technology are transforming the way scholarly research is conducted across all disciplines. The use of increasingly powerful and versatile computer-based and networked systems promises to change research activity as profoundly as the mobile phone, the Internet, and email have changed everyday life. This book offers an accessible view of the use of these new approaches—called “e-Research”—and their ethical, legal, and institutional implications. The contributors focus on how e-Research is reshaping not only how research is done but also its outcomes. By ... More

Keywords: information technology, communication technology, e-Research, ethical implications, legal implications, institutional implications, outcomes, case studies, Geoffrey Bowker, Christine Borgman

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780262014397
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014397.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William H. Dutton, editor

Paul W. Jeffreys, editor

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World Wide Research: An Introduction

William H. Dutton, and Paul W. Jeffreys

1.1 The Long Now of Cyberinfrastructure

Geoffrey C. Bowker, Paul N. Edwards, Steven J. Jackson, and Cory P. Knobel

2.1 Research Platforms in the Cloud

Tony Hey, Roger Barga, and Savas Parastatidis

2.2 The New e-Research

David De Roure

3 Digital Resources and the Future of Libraries

Eric T. Meyer, Christine Madsen, and Jenny Fry

4 Key Digital Technologies to Deal with Data

Yorick Wilks, and Matthijs den Besten

4.1 Embedded Networked Sensing

Christine L. Borgman

4.3 Use of the Semantic Web in e-Research

Kieron O’Hara, Tim Berners-Lee, Wendy Hall, and Nigel Shadbolt

5 Embedding e-Research Applications : Designing for Usability

Grace de la Flor, Marina Jirotka, Sharon Lloyd, and Andrew Warr

6.2 Chinese e–Social Science: A Low-End Approach

Jonathan J. H. Zhu, and Xiaoming Li

11 Will e-Science Be Open Science?

Paul A. David, Matthijs den Besten, and Ralph Schroeder

11.1 The Politics of Open Access

Gustavo Cardoso, João Caraça, Rita Espanha, and Sandro Mendonça

12 Shaping Research in Developing Areas

Marcus Antonius Ynalvez, Ricardo B. Duque, and Wesley Shrum

Coda: The Ends and Means of World Wide Research

William H. Dutton, and Paul W. Jeffreys