Monday, 7 November 2011

Research seminar: "Information, Technology and Research"

Friday 4th November at 3:00, ICOSS Conference Room

Information, Technology and Research: Adoption, Adaptation, and Innovation Across the Disciplines

Dr. Eric Meyer
Research Fellow,
Oxford Internet Institute
University of Oxford
Oxford, UK

Dr Eric T. Meyer is a Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute of the University of Oxford since 2007. His main area of research has been understanding, from a social informatics perspective, how e-research is enabling innovation in practices and in the kinds of research questions that can be pursued.

Dr Meyer will discuss how technology is being adopted and adapted by different scholarly disciplines in both social sciences and sciences, and how research innovation and technology advances are inter-linked. The talk will demonstrate using empirical evidence that while disciplinary differences are important, not all the stereotypes of disciplines stand up to scrutiny. In addition, he will report on data from a brand-new, soon to be released study on information practices in the physical sciences.

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