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Gary M. Olson, Ann Zimmerman, and Nathan Bos

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262151207

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262151207.001.0001

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A Theory of Remote Scientific Collaboration

A Theory of Remote Scientific Collaboration

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Scientific Collaboration on the Internet

Judith S. Olson

Erik C. Hofer

Nathan Bos

Ann Zimmerman

Gary M. Olson

Daniel Cooney

Ixchel Faniel

The MIT Press

This chapter focuses on developing a theory of remote scientific collaboration (TORSC) on the basis of data derived from the Science of Collaboratories project undertaken by the National Science Foundation. The theory includes studies in the sociology of science and investigations of remote scientific collaboration. The chapter reveals that the success of a TORSC relies on new ideas and thinking in the field of science along with the use of certain software. It also finds that different factors contribute to success in different ways, including effects on the science, related careers, learning and science education, and funding and public perception.

Keywords:   collaboratories, sociology, science, science education

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