Some Researchers Do, Some Researchers Don’t: Reflections on Interdisciplinarity and Digital Social Research

24 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2011

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Kate Pangbourne

University of Aberdeen - Department of Geography and Environment

Lorna Philip

University of Aberdeen - School of GeoSciences

Edoardo Pignotti

University of Aberdeen - Department of Computing Science

Pete Edwards

University of Aberdeen - Department of Computing Science

Date Written: September 12, 2011

Abstract

In this paper, two social scientists and two computing scientists reflect upon five years of collaboration on the PolicyGrid I and II projects (an ESRC-funded Digital Social Research node), undertaking research that seeks to understand the activities of interdisciplinary teams of social, environmental and natural scientists working on policy-related topics in the human-environment interactions field and to support these activities through the development of web-based research collaboration tools utilising Semantic Web technologies.

Keywords: interdisciplinarity, collaboration, social science, Semantic Web, virtual research environment

Suggested Citation

Pangbourne, Kate and Philip, Lorna and Pignotti, Edoardo and Edwards, Pete, Some Researchers Do, Some Researchers Don’t: Reflections on Interdisciplinarity and Digital Social Research (September 12, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1926685 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1926685

Kate Pangbourne (Contact Author)

University of Aberdeen - Department of Geography and Environment ( email )

Aberdeen, Scotland AB24 3FX
United Kingdom

Lorna Philip

University of Aberdeen - School of GeoSciences ( email )

Meston Building
Aberdeen, Scotland AB24 3UE
United Kingdom

Edoardo Pignotti

University of Aberdeen - Department of Computing Science ( email )

Aberdeen, Scotland AB24 3QY
United Kingdom

Pete Edwards

University of Aberdeen - Department of Computing Science ( email )

Aberdeen, Scotland AB24 3QY
United Kingdom

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