IST 511 Information Management: Information and Technology Digital Humanities and Research Methods. Dr. C. Lee Giles David Reese Professor, College of Information Sciences and Technology Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Professor of Supply Chain and Information Systems
IST 511 Information Management: Information and Technology
Digital Humanities and Research Methods
Dr. C. Lee Giles
David Reese Professor, College of Information Sciences and Technology
Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
Professor of Supply Chain and Information Systems
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
Special thanks to V. Ryabov,
Mid 1980’s –early 1990’s
From the few to the many
From the manyto the many
Is this all?
What happens to lit and “literary” in the age of digital tech?
Jerome McGann‘: digital technology and literary studies written (and published) between 1993 and 2001. Episodes in the history of McGann's engagement with the intellectual opportunities offered by the interaction between computer power, digital technology and literary studies.
Richard Mayer: For hundreds of years verbal messages have been the primary means of explaining ideas to learners. Although verbal learning offers a powerful tool for humans, this book explores ways of going beyond the purely verbal
Modeling Global Societal Evolution Over a Half-Century: Petascale Humanities ComputingInstitute for Computing in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Science at the University of Illinois and Center Affiliate of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications
From “Big Data” to “Really Big Data”
Storing and Searching Big Text
Selecting a topic & research questions
Selecting research methods
Reading for research
Writing a research report/paper/thesis
How much choice you have
Regulations and expectations
Your subject or field of study
Previous examples of research projects
The size of the topic
The time you have available
The cost of research
The resources you have available
Your need for support
Methods for researching
Hypotheses Confirmed or Rejected
Revision of Theory
[General research question]
Deductive (and inductive)
Usually does not employ measurement
Old ideas? Some research is now both!
(2) fill in the gaps, help interpret relationships
Role in the information science?
Examples of qualitative/quantitative/computational methods?