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William H. Dutton and Paul W. Jeffreys

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262014397

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262014397.001.0001

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World Wide Research: An Introduction

World Wide Research: An Introduction

(p.1) World Wide Research: An Introduction
World Wide Research

William H. Dutton

Paul W. Jeffreys

The MIT Press

The Internet, computational networks, and related information and communication technologies (ICTs) are revolutionizing research practices around the world. For example, more and more researchers are engaging in collaborative work to share a common network or large-scale sources of data and information. At the same time, however, these technological innovations present challenges to researchers in terms of the nature, quality, and agenda of their research work. This book examines the implications of advances in ICTs for the practice and outcomes of research—also known as “e-Research”—from social, institutional, and technical perspectives. It presents many tangible examples and case studies to show how ICTs shape e-research across various disciplines and institutions worldwide, and also discusses the implications of research innovations for social and economic well-being. In addition, the book explores the nature and politics of the transition toward a more open science environment, and the global implications for developing countries and regions.

Keywords:   Internet, computational networks, ICTs, e-Research, research, well-being, open science, technological innovations, politics

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