[Air-l] IT and political science research
rowin.cross at strath.ac.uk
Wed Jul 16 06:00:07 PDT 2003
You should be able to find some useful information and resources (generally
from a UK perspective, however) on the Politics subsection of the Learning
and Teaching Support Network's Sociology, Anthropology and Politics subject
centre at http://www.c-sap.bham.ac.uk/politics.htm.
From: air-l-admin at aoir.org [mailto:air-l-admin at aoir.org]On Behalf Of
Sent: 16 July 2003 13:41
To: air-l at aoir.org
Subject: [Air-l] IT and political science research
Hello, all. I am hoping the community here may be able to help me
understand the extent to which information technologies (IT) are being used
in Political Science research and teaching. My colleagues rarely use
computers for anything other than word processing or statistical analysis;
by documenting the breadth of IT-usage in research and teaching, I hope to
begin persuading some of them to be more creative with these technologies.
With this in mind, I am seeking citations to published research which
presents a new, IT-based approach, along the following (or additional) modes
of inquiry or analysis:
* Surveying (e.g., dynamic or internet-based)
* Interviewing (e.g., digital recording, e-mail)
* Focus-groups (e.g., instant messaging, "chat rooms")
* Internet media (e.g., usenets, weblogs, websites)
* Traditional media (distributed electronically)
* Process tracing, cognitive mapping
* Experiments / simulations
* Socio-economic mapping (e.g., GIS, GAP analysis)
* Content / textual analysis (e.g., lexical, syntactic, semantic)
* Code and retrieve
* Boolean analysis (i.e., discrete or fuzzy-set)
* Theory-building (mapping relationships via hyperlinks, Forester
Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. I am willing to provide a
compiled bibliography to interested parties.
Harrison Program on the Future Global Agenda
Department of Government and Politics
University of Maryland, College Park
T: (301) 405-4133
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kcousins at gvpt.umd.edu
"The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing."
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