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

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

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    • Professor Arthur Farnsley Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis Religion Research in the Digital Age© 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
    • 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?
    • Has the religious studies communitybeen slower to embrace the potential of technological innovation?
    • How has the widespread adoption ofspecialist software for organizing and analyzing, and the internet fordisseminating data affected religious studies?
    • In addition to opening up new possibilities, how do you thinktechnology will affect future research priorities?
    • Do you think the uptake of digitaltechnology will help religious studiesscholars answer criticism from other fields that religious studies is insufficiently social scientific?
    • Has the internet had a significantimpact on how we teach students, and the work they produce?
    • What advice would you give earlycareer scholars about how to help their students evaluate internet resources?
    • As the internet expands will scholarly,peer-reviewed journals become moreimportant in undergraduate teaching,as their scholarly integrity is reliable?
    • 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?
    • In what ways do academics use digitalmedia to reach out to the wider public?
    • Do you think that in the near futurefunding bodies may favor academics who are better at engaging with the wider public?
    • Would you advise early careerscholars to treat public outreach with caution?
    • 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?