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SAGE Handbook of Digital Dissertations and Theses

by Richard Andrews, Erik Borg, Stephen Boyd Davis, Myrrh Domingo and Jude England SAGE Publications Ltd
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This handbook sets out the processes and products of ‘digital’ research. It is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Topics covered include:

• How to make research more accessible
• The use of search engines and other sources to determine the scope of work
• Research training for students
• What will theses, dissertations and research reports look like in ten years’ time?
• The storing and archiving of such research
• Ethics and methodologies in the field
• Intercultural issues

The editors focus on advances in arts- and practice-based doctorates, and their application in other fields and disciplines. The contributions chart new territory for universities, research project directors, supervisors and research students regarding the nature and format of Masters and doctoral work, as well as research projects.

Written by experienced practitioners, this handbook is an essential reference for researchers, supervisors and administrators on how to conduct and evaluate research projects in a digital and multimodal age.

Institutional Perspectives Student Perspectives Ethical and Intercultural Issues Multimodality, Including the Representation and Presentations of Theses/Dissertations and Research Projects Archiving, Storage and Accessibility in the Digital Age Research Methods

'This handbook marks a major turning point in the production of dissertation and theses. Scholarly communication has been changing rapidly, embracing the latest in web searching, social media, and online and open access journals. Yet, attention to the dissertation - the hallmark of an academic education - has been sorely missing. This handbook identifies and explores the multiple ways in which electronic means are becoming an integral part of the production of dissertations today, as well as looking at the scope in the future scope for bringing electronic and new media forms into the final form of the dissertation. The handbook first situates the dissertation in its historical and institutional perpectives, and then addresses the transformation from print to digital in dissertations from supervision to production to archiving and accessibility. Finally, the handbook wraps up with a section on research methodologies and methods that rounds out the book with advice for prospective students on how to be the creator of a digital dissertation from inception to final delivery. This will be essential reading for all involved in contemporary university education' - Caroline Haythornthwaite, Director and Professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia

Richard Andrews is Professor in English and Dean of the Faculty of Children and Learning at the Institute of Education, University of London

Erik Borg is a senior lecturer at Coventry University’s Centre for Academic Writing

Stephen Boyd Davis is Research Leader in the School of Design, Royal College of Art.

Myrrh Domingo is Visiting Assistant Professor in English Education and Literacy Education at New York University

Jude England is Head of Social Sciences at the British Library