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Gauging the Impact of e-Research in the Social Sciences


Eric T. Meyer


University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute

Ralph Schroeder


University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute

September 1, 2008


Abstract:     
This paper examines the impact of e-Research, particularly in the social sciences, by doing a meta-analysis of existing sources and complementing this with new data. Sources include two online surveys of social scientists which gauged uses and awareness of e-Research tools, reports from national e-Social Science initiatives, and scientometric analyses of e-Social Sciences. The paper will undertake a preliminary evaluation of how different measures and indications capture the impact of e-Social Science. The paper argues that only a multidimensional analysis can do justice to understanding how social science is or is not being transformed via e-Research.

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Keywords: e-Research, e-Social Science, impact, interdisciplinarity

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Date posted: September 2, 2008  

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Meyer, Eric T. and Schroeder, Ralph, Gauging the Impact of e-Research in the Social Sciences (September 1, 2008). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1262213 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1262213

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Eric T. Meyer (Contact Author)
University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute ( email )
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Ralph Schroeder
University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute ( email )
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Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 4AU
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