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.



RichardAndrews, ErikBorg, Stephen BoydDavis, MyrrhDomingo and JudeEngland

The SAGE Handbook of Digital Dissertations and Theses is published at a time when increasing numbers of students at undergraduate, Masters and doctoral levels are questioning why they have to submit their research in conventional printed formats, and why the digital version is an accompaniment to these printed copies, rather than the main submission. At the same time, other aspects of postgraduate dissertation or thesis work are being questioned. These include the interest in practice-led or practice-based research; the relationship between the creative and critical in dissertations and increasing questioning of the relationship between a fast-moving knowledge landscape on the one hand, characterised by provisionality and uncertainty, and reluctance on the part of some universities to ‘get up ...

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