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Talk on various e-Research projects given to the Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics at Indiana University, Bloomington.

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  • e-Research: A Social Informatics Perspective Eric T. Meyer Oxford Internet Institute University of Oxford 31 Oct 2008: Talk presented to the Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA Oxford e-Social Science Project
  • The Growth of Teams Source: S. Wuchty et al., (2007). The Increasing Dominance of Teams in Production of Knowledge. Science 316, 1036 -1039.
  • Oxford e-Social Science Project
  • GAIN: Genetic Association Information Network
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  • 34 46 58 51 39 57 Data reqs
  • GeoVUE Node & Legal Issues Virtual London Image Source: Hudson-Smith, Digital Urban Blog at http://digitalurban.blogspot.com/2007/08/ordnance-survey-and-google-statements.html
  • GeoVUE Node Virtual London Image Source: Hudson-Smith, Digital Urban Blog at http://digitalurban.blogspot.com/2007/08/ordnance-survey-and-google-statements.html
  • Open Science / Science 2.0
  • MapTube
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  • JOVE Characteristics
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  • The Pynchon Wiki: Charting Pynchon Online Activity Anticipation Annotation And what’s next? Source: Schroeder, R., & Besten, M. D. (2008). Literary Sleuths Online: e-Research collaboration on the Pynchon Wiki. Information, Communication & Society, 11 (2), 167 - 187.
  • Weisenburger vs . the Wiki on Pynchon Comparison of book and wiki annotation efforts Source: Schroeder, R., & Besten, M. D. (2008). Literary Sleuths Online: e-Research collaboration on the Pynchon Wiki. Information, Communication & Society, 11 (2), 167 - 187. Annotation Size (no. of words) Entries (topical + alphabetical + page-by-page) Contributors Book Form Annotation: Weisenburger’s Gravity’s Rainbow 162000 904 1 (22) Wiki: Against the Day 455057 120 + 1358 + 4067 235
  • Top-Down e-Infrastructure Meets Bottom-Up Research Innovation Fitting e-Social Science Visions to the Realities Eric Meyer & William Dutton Oxford e-Social Science Node of UK National Centre for eSocial Science Source: Meyer, Eric T. and Dutton, William H., “ Top-Down e-Infrastructure Meets Bottom-Up Research Innovation: Fitting e-Social Science Visions to the Realities " (Sept 1, 2008). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1262211. Submitted to Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A.
  • Sample
  • Bias of the Sample
  • Bias of the Sample
  • Bias of the Sample
  • Bias of the Sample
  • Type of Research
  • Certainty Trough or Experience Technology
  • Source: Dutton & Meyer 2008
  • Evidence for Uncertainty Trough Source: Dutton, W.H. & Meyer, E.T. (2008). “e-Social Science as an Experience Technology: Distance from, and Attitudes Toward, E-Research“. Presentation for the 4th International Conference on e-Social Science, University of Manchester, 19 June 2008. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1150422
  • Certainty Trough or Experience Technology
  • Evidence for an Experience Technology Source: Dutton, W.H. & Meyer, E.T. (2008). “e-Social Science as an Experience Technology: Distance from, and Attitudes Toward, E-Research“. Presentation for the 4th International Conference on e-Social Science, University of Manchester, 19 June 2008. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1150422
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  • Researcher Clusters
  • Types of Researchers
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  • Types of Researchers
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  • Use of Data Sets
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  • Gauging the Impact of e-Research in the Social Sciences Eric T. Meyer Ralph Schroeder Oxford Internet Institute University of Oxford Meyer, E.T., Schroeder, R. (Submitted). Gauging the Impact of e-Research in the Social Sciences. Submitted to Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A.
  • Publications in e-Research
  • Publication Patterns by Discipline Social Sciences (n=175) Computer Science (n=749)
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  • Fields, Citations and Authors
  • Field intersection
  • Publications and Interdisciplinarity Figure 3. Map showing number of articles by field, and article interdisciplinarity Source: Data retrieved from Scopus using sample search terms; image created with Microsoft Excel .NetMap plugin
  • Title word clouds by discipline
  • Transatlantic Digitisation
    • World Wide Web of Humanities project
  • WWWoH Test Collections Source: Meyer, Madsen, Schroeder (2008).
  • Usage and Impact Study of JISC-funded Phase 1 Digitisation Projects & Toolkit for the Impact of Digitised Scholarly Resources Eric T. Meyer, Kathryn Eccles, Christine Madsen, Ralph Schroeder, William H. Dutton, Mike Thelwall Oxford Internet Institute University of Oxford
  • Project 1 – Online Historical Population Reports (OHPR/Histpop)
  • Project 1 – Online Historical Population Reports (OHPR/Histpop)
  • Project 2 – British Library 19th Century Newspapers
  • Project 2 – British Library 19th Century Newspapers
  • Project 3 – British Library Sound Archive
  • Project 3 – British Library Sound Archive
  • Project 4 – British Official Publications Collaborative Reader Information Service (BOPCRIS): 18th Century Official Parliamentary Publications Portal 1688-1834
  • Project 4 – British Official Publications Collaborative Reader Information Service (BOPCRIS): 18th Century Official Parliamentary Publications Portal 1688-1834
  • Project 5 – Medical journals: the backfiles project
  • Project 5 – Medical journals: the backfiles project
  • Project 5 – Medical journals: the backfiles project
  • TIDSR Toolkit
    • Quantitative Measures
    • Webometrics
    • Analytics
    • Log file analysis
    • Scientometrics / bibliometrics
    • Content analysis of media coverage
    • Qualitative Measures
    • Stakeholder interviews (project & institutional personnel, user communities, subject specialists, funding bodies)
    • Resource surveys
    • User feedback analysis
    • Focus groups
    • Questionnaires
  • Webometrics
    • Quantitative Measures
    • Webometrics
    • Analytics
    • Log file analysis
    • Scientometrics / bibliometrics
    • Content analysis of media coverage
    • Qualitative Measures
    • Stakeholder interviews (project & institutional personnel, user communities, subject specialists, funding bodies)
    • Resource surveys
    • User feedback analysis
    • Focus groups
    • Questionnaires
    • Quantitative Measures
    • Webometrics
    • Analytics
    • Log file analysis
    • Scientometrics / bibliometrics
    • Content analysis of media coverage
    • Qualitative Measures
    • Stakeholder interviews (project & institutional personnel, user communities, subject specialists, funding bodies)
    • Resource surveys
    • User feedback analysis
    • Focus groups
    • Questionnaires
    Analytics
  • Analytics
    • Quantitative Measures
    • Webometrics
    • Analytics
    • Log file analysis
    • Scientometrics / bibliometrics
    • Content analysis of media coverage
    • Qualitative Measures
    • Stakeholder interviews (project & institutional personnel, user communities, subject specialists, funding bodies)
    • Resource surveys
    • User feedback analysis
    • Focus groups
    • Questionnaires
  • Log File Analysis
    • Quantitative Measures
    • Webometrics
    • Analytics
    • Log file analysis
    • Scientometrics / bibliometrics
    • Content analysis of media coverage
    • Qualitative Measures
    • Stakeholder interviews (project & institutional personnel, user communities, subject specialists, funding bodies)
    • Resource surveys
    • User feedback analysis
    • Focus groups
    • Questionnaires
    • Quantitative Measures
    • Webometrics
    • Analytics
    • Log file analysis
    • Scientometrics / bibliometrics
    • Content analysis of media coverage
    • Qualitative Measures
    • Stakeholder interviews (project & institutional personnel, user communities, subject specialists, funding bodies)
    • Resource surveys
    • User feedback analysis
    • Focus groups
    • Questionnaires
    Log File Analysis
    • Quantitative Measures
    • Webometrics
    • Analytics
    • Log file analysis
    • Scientometrics / bibliometrics
    • Content analysis of media coverage
    • Qualitative Measures
    • Stakeholder interviews (project & institutional personnel, user communities, subject specialists, funding bodies)
    • Resource surveys
    • User feedback analysis
    • Focus groups
    • Questionnaires
    Log File Analysis
    • Quantitative Measures
    • Webometrics
    • Analytics
    • Log file analysis
    • Scientometrics / bibliometrics
    • Content analysis of media coverage
    • Qualitative Measures
    • Stakeholder interviews (project & institutional personnel, user communities, subject specialists, funding bodies)
    • Resource surveys
    • User feedback analysis
    • Focus groups
    • Questionnaires
    Bibliometrics
    • Quantitative Measures
    • Webometrics
    • Analytics
    • Log file analysis
    • Scientometrics / bibliometrics
    • Content analysis of media coverage
    • Qualitative Measures
    • Stakeholder interviews (project & institutional personnel, user communities, subject specialists, funding bodies)
    • Resource surveys
    • User feedback analysis
    • Focus groups
    • Questionnaires
    Content Analysis
  • TIDSR Toolkit
    • Quantitative Measures
    • Webometrics
    • Analytics
    • Log file analysis
    • Scientometrics / bibliometrics
    • Content analysis of media coverage
    • Qualitative Measures
    • Stakeholder interviews (project & institutional personnel, user communities, subject specialists, funding bodies)
    • Resource surveys
    • User feedback analysis
    • Focus groups
    • Questionnaires
  • WWWoH and TIDSR Release
    • Project ending event scheduled for 19 March 2009 in Oxford
    • Details will be provided on: http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/research/project.cfm?id=51
    • Project URLs:
    • HistPop: http://www.histpop.org
    • Newspapers: http://www.bl.uk/collections/britishnewspapers1800to1900.html
    • British Library Sound archive: http://sounds.bl.uk/
    • BOPCRIS: http://www.bopcris.ac.uk
    • Medical backfiles: http://library.wellcome.ac.uk/doc_WTD037630.html
  • Oxford e-Social Science Project
  • Oxford e-Social Science Project
  • Oxford e-Social Science Project
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  • Online visibility and Gatekeeping Source: Meyer, E.T., Schroeder, R. (Submitted). The World Wide Web of Research and Access to Knowledge. Submitted to Social Science Computer Review.
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  • OII Teaching
    • http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/teaching/
    • Summer Doctoral Programme
    • MSc in the Social Science of the Internet
    • DPhil in Information, Communication and the Social Sciences
  • Oxford Internet Institute University of Oxford Eric T. Meyer [email_address] http://people.oii.ox.ac.uk/meyer Slides available at: http://www.slideshare.net/etmeyer Oxford e-Social Science Project