- The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies
- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- List of Abbreviations
- Notes on the Contributors
- Internet Studies: The Foundations of a Transformative Field
- The Prehistory of the Internet and its Traces in the Present: Implications for Defining the Field
- Web Science
- Society on the Web
- The Internet as Infrastructure
- Network Societies and Internet Studies: Rethinking Time, Space, and Class
- Digital Inequality
- Sociality Through Social Network Sites
- The Study of Online Relationships and Dating
- Games, Online and off
- Cross-National Comparative Perspectives from the World Internet Project
- New Businesses and New Business Models
- Trust in Commercial and Personal Transactions in the Digital Age
- Government and the Internet: Evolving Technologies, Enduring Research Themes
- Digital Transformations of Scholarship and Knowledge
- Studies of the Internet in Learning and Education: Broadening the Disciplinary Landscape of Research
- Theoretical Perspectives in the Study of Communication and the Internet
- Tradition and Transformation in Online News Production and Consumption
- The Internet in Campaigns and Elections
- The Internet and Democracy
- Analyzing Freedom of Expression Online: Theoretical, Empirical, and Normative Contributions
- Cultural, Legal, Technical, and Economic Perspectives on Copyright Online: The Case of the Music Industry
- Privacy and Surveillance: The Multidisciplinary Literature on the Capture, Use, and Disclosure of Personal Information in Cyberspace
- Digital Infrastructures, Economies, and Public Policies: Contending Rationales and Outcome Assessment Strategies
- The Internet and Development: A Critical Perspective
- The Emerging Field of Internet Governance
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter examines how the Internet is transforming academic research in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The question of changes in knowledge is one that science and technology should be well equipped to answer. The chapter also offers examples that show the range of e-Research. E-Research needs novel tools, and organisational structures as well as researchers should change their everyday practices. VOSON can be seen as part of a burgeoning engagement in e-Social Science. The e-Research component has the advantage of enhanced visibility. The sociology of science and technology does not have the conceptual tools to simultaneously deal with how research communities are oriented to shared objects, how this impacts various styles of science and knowledge, and how scholarly practices are therefore being transformed.
Eric T. Meyer is a Research Fellow in the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK.
Ralph Schroeder is Professor and Director of Research in the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK.
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