Transdisciplinarity and digital humanities: Lessons learned from developing text-mining tools for textual analysis
Lin, Y 2012, 'Transdisciplinarity and digital humanities: Lessons learned from developing text-mining tools for textual analysis ' , in: Understanding digital humanities , Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, Basingstoke, pp. 295-314. (In Press)
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The development and implementation of e-Research tools have signified and signalled a dramatic "computational turn" in conducting research in humanities. Digital humanities has been heralded as the future of humanities research. e-Research programmes often emphasise interdisciplinary and/ or multidisciplinary. Although to some extent these existing observations are valid, I will argue in this paper that the kind of digital humanities facilitated by e-Research tools, if widely adopted, is in fact transdisciplinary, a step further than multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary. The realisation of transdisciplinary research can be seen through looking at the process of developing text-mining tools for social and behavioural scientists in the case study to be introduced in this paper. I will discuss the challenges and implications of such transdisciplinary research in light of this case study. The empirical case study provided here also contributes to the ongoing and long-standing discussion about interdisciplinariy and transdisciplinarity.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||e-Science, e-Humanity, e-Social Sciences, digital humanity, text-mining, Science and Technology Studies (STS), textual analysis, research methodology,|
|Themes:||Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy|
Memory, Text and Place
|Schools:||Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences|
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Arts & Media > Communication, Cultural & Media Studies Research Centre
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Arts & Media
|Depositing User:||Dr. Yu-Wei Lin|
|Date Deposited:||06 Jan 2012 13:56|
|Last Modified:||12 Dec 2012 15:37|
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