Religion Research in a Digital Age - Professor Arthur Farnsley

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Professor Arthur Farnsley Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis Religion Research in the Digital Age.

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Religion Research in a Digital Age - Professor Arthur Farnsley

  1. 1. Professor Arthur Farnsley Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis Religion Research in the Digital Age© 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  2. 2. How has technological innovation changed the way research has beenconducted over the last several years?Are digital resources widely embraced in the religious studies community?
  3. 3. Has the religious studies communitybeen slower to embrace the potential of technological innovation?
  4. 4. How has the widespread adoption ofspecialist software for organizing and analyzing, and the internet fordisseminating data affected religious studies?
  5. 5. In addition to opening up new possibilities, how do you thinktechnology will affect future research priorities?
  6. 6. Do you think the uptake of digitaltechnology will help religious studiesscholars answer criticism from other fields that religious studies is insufficiently social scientific?
  7. 7. Has the internet had a significantimpact on how we teach students, and the work they produce?
  8. 8. What advice would you give earlycareer scholars about how to help their students evaluate internet resources?
  9. 9. As the internet expands will scholarly,peer-reviewed journals become moreimportant in undergraduate teaching,as their scholarly integrity is reliable?
  10. 10. As the chief executive of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, which publishes a highly regarded journal, what are your thoughts onhow the digital revolution has affected the dissemination of scholarly articles?
  11. 11. In what ways do academics use digitalmedia to reach out to the wider public?
  12. 12. Do you think that in the near futurefunding bodies may favor academics who are better at engaging with the wider public?
  13. 13. Would you advise early careerscholars to treat public outreach with caution?
  14. 14. Even though the fundamental responsibilities of the academy maynot change, might the possibilities thedigital revolution is opening up cause us to rethink what we value?

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