This handbook sets out the processes and products of ‘digital’ research. It is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Topics covered include:
- How to make research more accessible
- The use of search engines and other sources to determine the scope of work
- Research training for students
- What will theses, dissertations and research reports look like in ten years’ time?
- The storing and archiving of such research
- Ethics and methodologies in the field
- Intercultural issues
The editors focus on advances in arts- and practice-based doctorates, and their application in other fields and disciplines. The contributions chart new territory for universities, research project directors, supervisors and research students regarding the nature and format of graduate and doctoral work, as well as research projects.
Written by experienced practitioners, this handbook is an essential reference for researchers, supervisors and administrators on how to conduct and evaluate research projects in a digital and multimodal age.
Archiving, Storage and Accessibility in the Digital Age
In this section, we turn to archiving and preservation of digital and multimodal dissertations and theses. Here, technological advances open up access to content, encourage peer review and facilitate user involvement in ways that could not have been envisaged ten years ago. Michael Schwab argues that artistic research and its understanding of the impact of presentation has much to offer contemporary research in all disciplines. He notes that while a practice component is clearly essential within artistic research projects, the required written component may be the only archived, and remembered, part, depending on the ability of institutions to store material, visual or acoustic content. Schwab describes the development of The ...