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Understanding New Forms of Digital Record for e-Social Science



The project seeks to explore and understand how new forms of digital record may emerge from and for e-social science and examine how Grid-based technologies can be extended to provide new processes and services through which social science information may be collected, collated, and distributed. Social scientists will work in close partnership with computer scientists on three Driver Projects to develop e-social science applications demonstrating the salience of new forms of digital record. The Driver Projects include: 1) Grid-based Assembly of Qualitative Records. This project will develop support for social scientists undertaking social studies of technology. Its primary focus will be on the assembly of qualitative records that marry conventional data sources with emerging digital resources to better understand the social shaping of technology in interaction. 2) Grid-based Structuring of Assembled Records. This project will develop support for social scientists undertaking corpus-based studies of natural language use. Its primary focus will be on structuring a Grid-enabled multi-modal corpus that combines conventional text-based representations with visual media. 3) Grid-based Coupling of Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis will be driven by social scientists undertaking studies of learning to develop techniques that allow researchers to generate, manage and track transitions between qualitative and quantitative representations of online teaching episodes and learning outcomes.

Maturity: Initial Research
Region: UK
Type: Research
Grant Value: £641,771.46
Start Date: 01/04/2005
End Date: 31/03/2008
Project Status: completed
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