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Critical Accountability: Dilemmas for Interventionist Studies of E-Science

Wouters, P. and Beaulieu, A. (2007) Critical Accountability: Dilemmas for Interventionist Studies of E-Science. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 12(2). ISSN 10836101. http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol12/issue2/wouters.html.

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Abstract

E-science initiatives are technology-enabled interventions in current research practices. These interventions are justified by the hope that e-science infrastructures and tools will foster new venues for researchers and scholars. This triggers a complex interaction between hope, hype, and accountability. In this article, we discuss a new initiative at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) - the Virtual Knowledge Studio for the Humanities and Social Sciences (VKS) - in which we are directly involved. The VKS combines the goals of reflexive analysis with design of scholarly practices in a variety of fields. The article discusses this nexus and the tensions involved, as exemplary of the types of challenges that researchers will experience in e-social science as it develops.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol12/issue2/wouters.html
Institutes:Virtual Knowlegde Studio (VKS)
ID Code:3744
Deposited On:13 Feb 2009 17:14
Last Modified:10 Dec 2009 13:14

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