Gauging the Impact of e-Research in the Social Sciences

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  • OVERVIEW The Promise and Varieties of e-Social Science Measuring e-Social Science Research Technologies Funding e-Social Science Findings of Dutton & Meyer NCeSS Survey and AVROSS Report Publications Discussion and Conclusion
  • Gauging the Impact of e-Research in the Social Sciences

    1. 1. Gauging the Impact of e-Research in the Social Sciences Eric T. Meyer Ralph Schroeder Oxford Internet Institute Oxford e-Social Science node of NCeSS Presented at UK e-Science All Hands Conference, Edinburgh, UK, 8-11 September 2008
    2. 2. Source: Dutton & Meyer 2008
    3. 3. 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
    4. 4. AVROSS
    5. 5. AVROSS
    6. 6. Publications in e-Research 1996-2008, social sciences compared to all disciplines
    7. 7. Publication Patterns in Discipline in Scopus sample (n=2887) Social Sciences (n=175) Computer Science (n=749)
    8. 8. Fields, Citations and Authors
    9. 9. Field intersection
    10. 10. 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
    11. 11. Title word clouds by discipline
    12. 12. Oxford e-Social Science (OeSS) Node of NCeSS Oxford Internet Institute University of Oxford Eric T. Meyer Research Fellow [email_address] http://people.oii.ox.ac.uk/meyer Ralph Schroeder James Martin Research Fellow [email_address] http://people.oii.ox.ac.uk/schroeder Oxford e-Social Science Project

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