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.

Student Perspectives
Student perspectives

Whereas the traditional dissertation and thesis format privileges written language to convey knowledge, the chapters in this section lend student perspectives that explore how inscribed documentation combined with sound, image among other modes provide students with a range of rhetorical, symbolic and linguistic tools to more aptly prove, theorise and present arguments to a wider public audience. Thus, the chapters comprise student insights that record both the inherent challenges and intrinsic rewards of working within and across communicative modes in our increasingly global and digital world.

As previously stated in the Introduction to this handbook, student perspectives are included not only to incorporate the student voice, but also because it is often the collective work of undergraduate, Masters and especially doctoral students that ...

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