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The practice of e-science and e-social science: method, theory, and matter

Scott, Susan V. and Venters, Will (2006) The practice of e-science and e-social science: method, theory, and matter. Working paper series, 151. Information Systems Group, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

Grid technologies are widely regarded as important innovations for drawing together distributed knowledge workers into virtual communities. After reviewing the developments in e-science, we examine the emergence of e-social science and its implications for information systems research practice. We consider what is new about this phenomenon and discuss the issues raised by this particular approach to the virtualization of research practices. Our analysis is organized into three sub-sections that focus on: developments in e-social science research methods; the theoretical issues involved in pursuing an e-social science agenda; as well as the status and nature of the research materials that it gives ruse to in information systems.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/informationSystem...
Additional Information: © 2006 the authors
Library of Congress subject classification: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Sets: Research centres and groups > Information Systems and Innovation Group
Departments > Management
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 151
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2008 09:07
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/13185/

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