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.

Digital Literacies for the Research Institution

Helen Beetham Allison Littlejohn Colin Milligan

Digital Literacy and Knowledge Work

The academic community has a complex relationship with digital technology, driving innovation and often spearheading adoption, but troubled by the impact that socio-technical change is having on long-established norms. No core university processes are untouched by the digital revolution. In this chapter, we describe how research and writing at university level demand a set of capabilities at the interface of traditional scholarship and technology use, which we call ‘digital literacy’. We set out some of the challenges this represents to students, focusing on postgraduates. We also introduce a framework for describing digital literacy and for supporting students as they ...

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