Situated innovation of e-social science: integrating infrastructure, collaboration, and knowledge in developing e-social science

Wessels, B. and Craglia, M. (2007) Situated innovation of e-social science: integrating infrastructure, collaboration, and knowledge in developing e-social science. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 12(2), pp. 692-711. (doi:10.1111/j.1083-6101.2007.00345.x)

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Abstract

This article explores the relationships between academic knowledge and the practice of research in the construction of new computer‐supported research tools for e‐social science. The article draws on a U.K. e‐social science pilot demonstrator project, “Collaborative Analysis of Offenders’ Personal and Area‐based Social Exclusion,” that explores the relative impact of individual and neighborhood effects on geographical crime patterns. Three main dimensions of e‐social science are addressed by the project: (1) identification of new social research foci, (2) adapting research processes, and (3) developing Grid‐related research tools. The integration of these dimensions shows that research‐driven and user‐led development of computer‐mediated research using the Grid can produce relevant and innovative tools for the social sciences.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wessels, Professor Bridgette
Authors: Wessels, B., and Craglia, M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Journal Name:Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:1083-6101
ISSN (Online):1083-6101

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