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.

How Changes in Representation can Affect Meaning

How Changes in Representation can Affect Meaning

How changes in representation can affect meaning
Amy AlexandraWilson


The terms digital dissertations and digital theses call to mind different images depending on the context in which these terms are used, including the author's field of study, the norms of the degree-granting institution and the preferences of individual thesis or dissertation committees. For some, a digital thesis is nothing more than a typed document that has been encoded electronically and uploaded to a database to enable others to locate it more easily. For students in various branches of music, however, a digital dissertation may include a portfolio of audio or visual files of performances, whereas an architectural major's final thesis project can include a computer-generated blueprint for a building. Other ...

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