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 graduate 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.

Understanding Identity Representations in Multimodal Research

Pauline Hope Cheong


Accompanying the alacritous developments in the Internet and web-based technologies are increased opportunities to engage in multimodal research experiences that are mediated online. Moreover, in light of ‘media's intrusive ubiquity’ (Silverstone, 2005, p. 191), the fecundity of transmediation whereby messages are appropriated, reconfigured and retransmitted across different media platforms (Jenkins, 2006), and the alleged emergence of the ‘mediation of everything’ (Livingstone, 2009), research into offline phenomena is now inextricably linked to its online manifestations and expressions, which must be understood in order to augment ecological validity in published studies. Correspondingly, we are witnessing new formats of research presentations including electronic theses and dissertations that strive to incorporate and present online and hybrid ...

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