e-Research in the Social Sciences: The Collaborative Web-mediated Analysis of Large Data Sets
Professor David Clarke, Cameron Mitchell (University of Melbourne)
Dr Fritjof Sahlstrom (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Professor Frederick Leung (Hong Kong University)
The major challenge for large-scale international collaborative research is to develop effective means of sharing and analysing the very large data sets that are being developed internationally. The term e-Research encapsulates this activity precisely. The 16-country LPS project has generated a complex database of classroom video and other material on an unprecedented scale. Secure web-mediated access to this data set will dramatically improve the current level of international collaborative analytical activity and offer a model to other international research consortia, particularly in the Social Sciences. Collaborative analysis with Uppsala and Hong Kong universities will provide an effective test case.