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Collaborative and Distributed E-Research

Book Description

Technology has made it possible to conduct research and form research groups that are not limited by geographic location. The field of Collaborative and Distributed E-Research (CDER) studies this phenomenon, specifically focusing on the use of the Internet and Information Technology (IT) to develop international and distributed scientific research. Collaborative and Distributed E-Research: Innovations in Technologies, Strategies and Applications offers insight into practical and methodological issues related to collaborative e-research and furthers our understanding of current and future trends in online research and the types of technologies involved. This book provides a useful foundation for academics and professionals involved in Collaborative and Distributed E-Research, collaborative software development, and computer-supported collaborative work.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. CHAPTER SYNOPSIS
    3. FINAL WORDS
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Technologies & Strategies
    1. Chapter 1: Investigating eResearch
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND AND AIMS
      3. AUSTRALIAN ERESEARCH CONTEXT
      4. LITERATURE REVIEW: ICT-ENHANCED COLLABORATION PRACTICES AND CHALLENGES
      5. APPROACH AND PROCEDURE
      6. RESULTS
      7. DISCUSSION
      8. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
      9. APPENDIX: QUESTIONS FROM THE SURVEY
    2. Chapter 2: The Web as a Platform for e-Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. WEB-BASED RESEARCH IN PSYCHOLOGY: TWO DECADES OF JOINT EVOLUTION
      3. THE NEW WEB PARADIGMS AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR E-RESEARCH IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
      4. THE WEB AS A PLATFORM
      5. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: E-Research Methodology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. E-SCIENCE AND E-RESEARCH
      4. ELECTRONIC SCIENTIFIC DATABASES AND THEIR WEB SERVICES
      5. E-RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      6. ANALYSIS OF SCIENTIFIC WEB SERVICES’ EFFECTS IN THE E-RESEARCH PROCESS ADOPTION
      7. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: Collaborative and Distributed e-Research Environment for Supporting Scientific Research and the Education Process
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RELATED WORK
      4. CATEGORIZATION OF COLLABORATIVE AND DISTRIBUTED E-RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
      5. CASE STUDY: E-AIRS
      6. REQUIRED FUNCTIONALITY
      7. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 5: Connecting and Enabling the Humanities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CREATING NETWORKED KNOWLEDGE ENVIRONMENTS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 6: Data Sharing in CSCR
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DATA SHARING: AN OVERVIEW OF RELATED WORKS
      4. MAKING DATA SHARABLE
      5. STRUCTURE OF THE CORPUS: THE MULCE PROPOSAL
      6. MAKING YOUR DATA AVAILABLE
      7. LINKING DATA AND ANALYSES
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. OUR VISION: THE ROLE OF DATA SHARING IN CSCR
    7. Chapter 7: Artificial Intelligence Supported Non-Verbal Communication for Enriched Collaboration in Distributed E-Research Environments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. REMOTE WORK/RESEARCH AND MULTITASKING
      4. VIRTUAL TEAMS
      5. AUTOMATED FACIAL EXPRESSION RECOGNITION SYSTEMS (AFERS)
      6. SOFTWARE AGENT SOLUTION
      7. ETA ASSESSMENT AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. Chapter 8: An Ontological Structure for Gathering and Sharing Knowledge among Scientists through Experiment Modeling
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. KNOWLEDGE GRIDS AS ONTOLOGIES
      4. RELATED WORK
      5. MODEL DEFINITION
      6. SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE ONTOLOGY-HANDLING TOOL
      7. DISCUSSION
      8. CONCLUSION
    9. Chapter 9: CAWriter
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PEDAGOGICAL PRACTICES IN DOCTORAL TRAINING
      4. RESEARCH AND WRITING SKILLS
      5. WRITING RELATED TECHNOLOGIES
      6. HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION APPROACHES
      7. CAWRITER
      8. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 2: Applications & Case Studies
    1. Chapter 10: Collaboration within Multinational Learning Communities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BASIC IDEAS INSPIRING THE CREATION OF VCCSSE
      4. STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT AND COLLABORATION WITHIN VCCSSE
      5. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUDING REMARKS
    2. Chapter 11: E-Mentoring
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. E-RESEARCH, E-SCIENCE, AND CYBERINFRASTRUCTURE
      4. FROM MENTORSHIP TO E-MENTORSHIP
      5. BENEFITS OF E-MENTORING
      6. DISADVANTAGES AND CHALLENGES OF E-MENTORING
      7. SOFTWARE FOR E-MENTORING AND E-RESEARCH
      8. SOME EXPERIENCES IN E-MENTORSHIP PROCESSES
      9. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 12: Addressing Conflicting Cognitive Models in Collaborative E-Research
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. LESSONS LEARNED AND FUTURE WORK
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 13: Effects of the Drewlite CSCL Platform on Students’ Learning Outcomes
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BENEFITS OF ONLINE PLATFORMS FOR COLLABORATIVE LEARNING IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
      4. METHOD
      5. RESULTS
      6. CONCLUSION AND DISCUSSION
    5. Chapter 14: Social Network Analysis Tools to Understand How Research Groups Interact
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODS AND MATERIALS
      5. RESULTS
      6. CO-AUTHORSHIP NETWORKS
      7. CITATION NETWORKS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. Chapter 15: Collaborative and Distributed Innovation and Research in Business Activity
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CLOUD BASED TOOLS
      4. TWO ILLUSTRATIVE CASE STUDIES
      5. PROBLEMS IN DEPLOYMENT ACROSS CASE DOMAINS
      6. CONCLUSION AND FURTHER RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. Chapter 16: E-Research Collaboration of International Scope in Social and Political Sciences
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
      3. CONTEXTUALISATION: OVERVIEW OF E-RESEARCH IN SOCIAL AND POLITICAL SCIENCES
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. CASE STUDIES DESCRIPTION AND QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. DISCUSSION
      8. CONCLUSION
  10. Compilation of References
  11. About the Contributors
  12. Index