The ESRC has identified a number of potential questions for future work that the scoping review will be cognisant of, add to, develop and validate. The team has separated these into seven major foci for the
|Citizenship and politics||
|Communities and identities||
|Communication and relationships||
|Health and wellbeing||
|Economy and sustainability||
|Data and representation||
|Governance and security||
For each of these domains, the project will be undertaking:
- A Delphi panel review of international experts’ opinions on the state of the art in digital-facing social research.
- A ‘concept mapping’ of identified literature using digital humanities tools
- A systematic review of a sample of the literature
- Engagement events with non-academic stakeholders from the public and private sectors
- An assessment of the theory and methods applied in each domain
The project will also conduct a feedback questionnaire on the findings, run workshops throughout, and hold sessions at a number of international conferences. The project will conclude with a symposium to feed back the findings and to discuss the future of digital research in the social sciences.
The review is set to conclude in March 2017, with the publication of the project team’s final report to be followed shortly after by a final networking event, where stakeholders from academia and industry will be given an opportunity to review and respond to the key findings from the review.
Once published, the final report from the review team will be available to download from this website.