Interdisciplinary Insights on the Social Science of Digital Research: a Symposium on 12 March 2012

OeSS Symposium
Interdisciplinary Insights on the Social Science of Digital Research 


Agenda
Date: Monday, 12 March 2012, 09:00 – 17:30 Place: Keble College’s Acland Centre, 23 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PD

9:00: Coffee and Registration 9:30: Welcome and Introduction 9:35-10:30: Data and Replication

Keynote: ‘Reproducibility: Gold or Fool’s Gold in Digital Social Research’: Christine Borgman

Paper: ‘Humans and Machines Working Together’: Stuart Shulman

Paper: ‘Theoretical Implications of Digital Trace Data Insight From the Development of a Mobile Smartphone Application’: Jeff Boase and Tetsuro Kobayashi

10:30-10:45: Coffee Break

10:45-11:45: Envisioning, Creating, and Managing Collaboration

Keynote: ‘Visioning Studies: A Socio-technical Approach to Designing the Future’: Diane Sonnenwald

Paper: ‘Going Backstage: Exploring the Invisible Work Involved in Connecting and Collaborating in Digital Research’: Theresa Anderson

Paper: ‘Algorithmic Alchemy, Or the Work of Code in Coordinating Creativity and Collaborators’: Tim Webmoor

11:45-12:45: Interdisciplinary Issues of Collaboration

Keynote: ‘Digital Social Research: an Interdisciplinary Niche or the Future of the Social Sciences?’: Peter van den Besselaar

Paper: ‘Epistemic Encounters: Insights on Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Developing Virtual Research Environments’: Smiljana Antonijevic

Paper: ‘‘‘Wish you were here before!” Who Gains from Collaboration between Computer Science and Social Research?’: Daphne Duin, David King and Peter van den Besselaar

12:45-13:30: Lunch 13:30-14:40: Methods Behind Digital Research

Keynote: ‘Webometrics: The Evolution of a Digital Social Science Research Field’: Mike Thelwall

Paper: ‘From One Map to the Other: the Risky, yet Heuristic, Parallel between Web Graph and Digital Cartography’: Jean-Christophe Plantin

Paper: ‘e-Methods and Quantitative-Qualitative Crossings’: Annamaria Carusi

Paper: ‘The Performative Character of Digital Methods’: Astrid Mager

14:40-14:50: Coffee Break 14:50-16:00: New Issues in Scholarly Communication

Keynote: ‘New Forms of Scholarly Communication: Opportunities and Challenges’: Rob Procter

Paper: ‘Discussing Research with the Public in the Blogosphere’: Judit Bar-Ilan, Hadas Shema and Mike Thelwall

Paper: ‘Knowledge or Credit? The (Un)Changing Face of Academic Publishing from the Philosophical Transactions to Blogging’: Cornelius Puschmann and Alexander von Humboldt

Paper: ‘Re-examining Scholarly Communication through the Lens of Digital Datasets’: Cassidy Sugimoto, Ying Ding, Vincent Larivière, Staša Milojević and Mike Thelwall

16:00-17:30: Synthesis Panel on OeSS, the Symposium, and Future Directions

Paper: ‘The Social Sciences Meet Digital Research – A Diversity of Perspectives ’: William Dutton

Paper: ‘Digital Transformations of Knowledge: Retrospective and Outlook’: Ralph Schroeder and Eric Meyer

Paper: ‘The Challenges of Responsible Research and Innovation in Contemporary ICT Research’: Marina Jirotka, Grace Eden and Bernd Carsten Stahl

Discussion: All Keynotes, moderated by William Dutton

World Wide Research (MIT Press 2010)

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