e-Research: A Social Informatics Perspective   Eric T. Meyer Oxford Internet Institute University of Oxford 31 Oct 2008: T...
The Growth of Teams Source: S.  Wuchty et al., (2007). The Increasing Dominance of Teams in Production of Knowledge.  Scie...
Oxford e-Social Science Project
GAIN:  Genetic Association Information Network
 
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.c...
GeoVUE Node Virtual London Image Source: Hudson-Smith, Digital Urban Blog at http://digitalurban.blogspot.com/2007/08/ordn...
Open Science / Science 2.0
MapTube
 
 
JOVE Characteristics
 
The Pynchon Wiki: Charting Pynchon Online Activity Anticipation Annotation And what’s next? Source:  Schroeder, R., & Best...
Weisenburger vs . the Wiki on Pynchon Comparison of book and wiki annotation efforts Source:  Schroeder, R., & Besten, M. ...
Top-Down e-Infrastructure Meets  Bottom-Up Research Innovation Fitting e-Social Science Visions to the Realities   Eric Me...
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:...
Certainty Trough or Experience Technology
Evidence for an Experience Technology Source:  Dutton, W.H. & Meyer, E.T. (2008). “e-Social Science as an Experience Techn...
 
 
Researcher Clusters
Types of Researchers
 
Types of Researchers
 
Use of Data Sets
 
Gauging the Impact of  e-Research in the Social Sciences Eric T. Meyer Ralph Schroeder Oxford Internet Institute Universit...
Publications in e-Research
Publication Patterns by Discipline Social Sciences (n=175) Computer Science (n=749)
 
Fields, Citations and Authors
Field intersection
Publications and Interdisciplinarity Figure 3. Map showing number of articles by field, and article interdisciplinarity So...
Title word clouds by discipline
Transatlantic Digitisation <ul><li>World Wide Web of Humanities project </li></ul>
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 Resou...
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 Parlia...
Project 4 – British Official Publications Collaborative Reader Information Service (BOPCRIS): 18th Century Official Parlia...
Project 5 – Medical journals: the backfiles project
Project 5 – Medical journals: the backfiles project
Project 5 – Medical journals: the backfiles project
TIDSR Toolkit <ul><li>Quantitative Measures   </li></ul><ul><li>Webometrics </li></ul><ul><li>Analytics </li></ul><ul><li>...
Webometrics <ul><li>Quantitative Measures   </li></ul><ul><li>Webometrics </li></ul><ul><li>Analytics </li></ul><ul><li>Lo...
<ul><li>Quantitative Measures   </li></ul><ul><li>Webometrics </li></ul><ul><li>Analytics </li></ul><ul><li>Log file analy...
Analytics <ul><li>Quantitative Measures   </li></ul><ul><li>Webometrics </li></ul><ul><li>Analytics </li></ul><ul><li>Log ...
Log File Analysis <ul><li>Quantitative Measures   </li></ul><ul><li>Webometrics </li></ul><ul><li>Analytics </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>Quantitative Measures   </li></ul><ul><li>Webometrics </li></ul><ul><li>Analytics </li></ul><ul><li>Log file analy...
<ul><li>Quantitative Measures   </li></ul><ul><li>Webometrics </li></ul><ul><li>Analytics </li></ul><ul><li>Log file analy...
<ul><li>Quantitative Measures   </li></ul><ul><li>Webometrics </li></ul><ul><li>Analytics </li></ul><ul><li>Log file analy...
<ul><li>Quantitative Measures   </li></ul><ul><li>Webometrics </li></ul><ul><li>Analytics </li></ul><ul><li>Log file analy...
TIDSR Toolkit <ul><li>Quantitative Measures   </li></ul><ul><li>Webometrics </li></ul><ul><li>Analytics </li></ul><ul><li>...
WWWoH and TIDSR Release <ul><li>Project ending event scheduled for 19 March 2009 in Oxford </li></ul><ul><li>Details will ...
Oxford e-Social Science Project
Oxford e-Social Science Project
Oxford e-Social Science Project
 
Online visibility and Gatekeeping Source: Meyer, E.T., Schroeder, R. (Submitted).  The World Wide Web of Research and Acce...
 
OII Teaching <ul><li>http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/teaching/ </li></ul><ul><li>Summer Doctoral Programme </li></ul><ul><li>MSc i...
Oxford Internet Institute University of Oxford Eric T. Meyer [email_address] http://people.oii.ox.ac.uk/meyer  Slides avai...
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    1. 1. 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
    2. 2. The Growth of Teams Source: S. Wuchty et al., (2007). The Increasing Dominance of Teams in Production of Knowledge. Science 316, 1036 -1039.
    3. 3. Oxford e-Social Science Project
    4. 4. GAIN: Genetic Association Information Network
    5. 6. 34 46 58 51 39 57 Data reqs
    6. 7. 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
    7. 8. GeoVUE Node Virtual London Image Source: Hudson-Smith, Digital Urban Blog at http://digitalurban.blogspot.com/2007/08/ordnance-survey-and-google-statements.html
    8. 9. Open Science / Science 2.0
    9. 10. MapTube
    10. 13. JOVE Characteristics
    11. 15. 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.
    12. 16. 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
    13. 17. 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 &quot; (Sept 1, 2008). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1262211. Submitted to Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A.
    14. 18. Sample
    15. 19. Bias of the Sample
    16. 20. Bias of the Sample
    17. 21. Bias of the Sample
    18. 22. Bias of the Sample
    19. 23. Type of Research
    20. 24. Certainty Trough or Experience Technology
    21. 25. Source: Dutton & Meyer 2008
    22. 26. 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
    23. 27. Certainty Trough or Experience Technology
    24. 28. 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
    25. 31. Researcher Clusters
    26. 32. Types of Researchers
    27. 34. Types of Researchers
    28. 36. Use of Data Sets
    29. 38. 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.
    30. 39. Publications in e-Research
    31. 40. Publication Patterns by Discipline Social Sciences (n=175) Computer Science (n=749)
    32. 42. Fields, Citations and Authors
    33. 43. Field intersection
    34. 44. 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
    35. 45. Title word clouds by discipline
    36. 46. Transatlantic Digitisation <ul><li>World Wide Web of Humanities project </li></ul>
    37. 47. WWWoH Test Collections Source: Meyer, Madsen, Schroeder (2008).
    38. 48. 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
    39. 49. Project 1 – Online Historical Population Reports (OHPR/Histpop)
    40. 50. Project 1 – Online Historical Population Reports (OHPR/Histpop)
    41. 51. Project 2 – British Library 19th Century Newspapers
    42. 52. Project 2 – British Library 19th Century Newspapers
    43. 53. Project 3 – British Library Sound Archive
    44. 54. Project 3 – British Library Sound Archive
    45. 55. Project 4 – British Official Publications Collaborative Reader Information Service (BOPCRIS): 18th Century Official Parliamentary Publications Portal 1688-1834
    46. 56. Project 4 – British Official Publications Collaborative Reader Information Service (BOPCRIS): 18th Century Official Parliamentary Publications Portal 1688-1834
    47. 57. Project 5 – Medical journals: the backfiles project
    48. 58. Project 5 – Medical journals: the backfiles project
    49. 59. Project 5 – Medical journals: the backfiles project
    50. 60. TIDSR Toolkit <ul><li>Quantitative Measures </li></ul><ul><li>Webometrics </li></ul><ul><li>Analytics </li></ul><ul><li>Log file analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Scientometrics / bibliometrics </li></ul><ul><li>Content analysis of media coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Qualitative Measures </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholder interviews (project & institutional personnel, user communities, subject specialists, funding bodies) </li></ul><ul><li>Resource surveys </li></ul><ul><li>User feedback analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Focus groups </li></ul><ul><li>Questionnaires </li></ul>
    51. 61. Webometrics <ul><li>Quantitative Measures </li></ul><ul><li>Webometrics </li></ul><ul><li>Analytics </li></ul><ul><li>Log file analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Scientometrics / bibliometrics </li></ul><ul><li>Content analysis of media coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Qualitative Measures </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholder interviews (project & institutional personnel, user communities, subject specialists, funding bodies) </li></ul><ul><li>Resource surveys </li></ul><ul><li>User feedback analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Focus groups </li></ul><ul><li>Questionnaires </li></ul>
    52. 62. <ul><li>Quantitative Measures </li></ul><ul><li>Webometrics </li></ul><ul><li>Analytics </li></ul><ul><li>Log file analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Scientometrics / bibliometrics </li></ul><ul><li>Content analysis of media coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Qualitative Measures </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholder interviews (project & institutional personnel, user communities, subject specialists, funding bodies) </li></ul><ul><li>Resource surveys </li></ul><ul><li>User feedback analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Focus groups </li></ul><ul><li>Questionnaires </li></ul>Analytics
    53. 63. Analytics <ul><li>Quantitative Measures </li></ul><ul><li>Webometrics </li></ul><ul><li>Analytics </li></ul><ul><li>Log file analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Scientometrics / bibliometrics </li></ul><ul><li>Content analysis of media coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Qualitative Measures </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholder interviews (project & institutional personnel, user communities, subject specialists, funding bodies) </li></ul><ul><li>Resource surveys </li></ul><ul><li>User feedback analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Focus groups </li></ul><ul><li>Questionnaires </li></ul>
    54. 64. Log File Analysis <ul><li>Quantitative Measures </li></ul><ul><li>Webometrics </li></ul><ul><li>Analytics </li></ul><ul><li>Log file analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Scientometrics / bibliometrics </li></ul><ul><li>Content analysis of media coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Qualitative Measures </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholder interviews (project & institutional personnel, user communities, subject specialists, funding bodies) </li></ul><ul><li>Resource surveys </li></ul><ul><li>User feedback analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Focus groups </li></ul><ul><li>Questionnaires </li></ul>
    55. 65. <ul><li>Quantitative Measures </li></ul><ul><li>Webometrics </li></ul><ul><li>Analytics </li></ul><ul><li>Log file analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Scientometrics / bibliometrics </li></ul><ul><li>Content analysis of media coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Qualitative Measures </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholder interviews (project & institutional personnel, user communities, subject specialists, funding bodies) </li></ul><ul><li>Resource surveys </li></ul><ul><li>User feedback analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Focus groups </li></ul><ul><li>Questionnaires </li></ul>Log File Analysis
    56. 66. <ul><li>Quantitative Measures </li></ul><ul><li>Webometrics </li></ul><ul><li>Analytics </li></ul><ul><li>Log file analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Scientometrics / bibliometrics </li></ul><ul><li>Content analysis of media coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Qualitative Measures </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholder interviews (project & institutional personnel, user communities, subject specialists, funding bodies) </li></ul><ul><li>Resource surveys </li></ul><ul><li>User feedback analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Focus groups </li></ul><ul><li>Questionnaires </li></ul>Log File Analysis
    57. 67. <ul><li>Quantitative Measures </li></ul><ul><li>Webometrics </li></ul><ul><li>Analytics </li></ul><ul><li>Log file analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Scientometrics / bibliometrics </li></ul><ul><li>Content analysis of media coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Qualitative Measures </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholder interviews (project & institutional personnel, user communities, subject specialists, funding bodies) </li></ul><ul><li>Resource surveys </li></ul><ul><li>User feedback analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Focus groups </li></ul><ul><li>Questionnaires </li></ul>Bibliometrics
    58. 68. <ul><li>Quantitative Measures </li></ul><ul><li>Webometrics </li></ul><ul><li>Analytics </li></ul><ul><li>Log file analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Scientometrics / bibliometrics </li></ul><ul><li>Content analysis of media coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Qualitative Measures </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholder interviews (project & institutional personnel, user communities, subject specialists, funding bodies) </li></ul><ul><li>Resource surveys </li></ul><ul><li>User feedback analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Focus groups </li></ul><ul><li>Questionnaires </li></ul>Content Analysis
    59. 69. TIDSR Toolkit <ul><li>Quantitative Measures </li></ul><ul><li>Webometrics </li></ul><ul><li>Analytics </li></ul><ul><li>Log file analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Scientometrics / bibliometrics </li></ul><ul><li>Content analysis of media coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Qualitative Measures </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholder interviews (project & institutional personnel, user communities, subject specialists, funding bodies) </li></ul><ul><li>Resource surveys </li></ul><ul><li>User feedback analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Focus groups </li></ul><ul><li>Questionnaires </li></ul>
    60. 70. WWWoH and TIDSR Release <ul><li>Project ending event scheduled for 19 March 2009 in Oxford </li></ul><ul><li>Details will be provided on: http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/research/project.cfm?id=51 </li></ul><ul><li>Project URLs: </li></ul><ul><li>HistPop: http://www.histpop.org </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers: http://www.bl.uk/collections/britishnewspapers1800to1900.html </li></ul><ul><li>British Library Sound archive: http://sounds.bl.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>BOPCRIS: http://www.bopcris.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Medical backfiles: http://library.wellcome.ac.uk/doc_WTD037630.html </li></ul>
    61. 71. Oxford e-Social Science Project
    62. 72. Oxford e-Social Science Project
    63. 73. Oxford e-Social Science Project
    64. 75. 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.
    65. 77. OII Teaching <ul><li>http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/teaching/ </li></ul><ul><li>Summer Doctoral Programme </li></ul><ul><li>MSc in the Social Science of the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>DPhil in Information, Communication and the Social Sciences </li></ul>
    66. 78. 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

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