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Scholarly Communication in the Disciplines: Social Sciences

Butler, Richard J. "How the Internet Changed Social Science Research" Twelfth Annual Martin B. Hickman Outstanding Scholar Lecture in the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences. March 3, 2005. <PowerPoint Presentation> <streaming video version>
  Butler's research analyzed major journals in Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology, revealing that the Internet has influenced the amount and quality of scholarly articles in the social sciences, has somewaht favored empirical studies, has eased collaborative scholarship and increased jointly-authored articles. However, within these fields, it appears the Internet has deepened the authority of existing major scholars rather than democratizing access and publication.
H-Net <>
  "An international consortium of scholars and teachers, H-Net creates and coordinates Internet networks with the common objective of advancing teaching and research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. H-Net is committed to pioneering the use of new communication technology to facilitate the free exchange of academic ideas and scholarly resources. Among H-Net's most important activities is its sponsorship of over 100 free electronic, interactive newsletters ("lists") edited by scholars in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and the Pacific."

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