The digital scholar
The digital scholar

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2 Changing research approaches

The way research is conducted is changing and in the next section you will look at one such change. You might be interested in watching this slidecast introducing guerilla research [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] . Please note that there is no commentary.

Although much research will remain unchanged or be only slightly affected by digital scholarship, other aspects may change quite radically. The concept of research has been shaped in many ways by the constraints of what is possible prior to a networked world. Weller expanded on this idea in a later book, The Battle for Open (Weller, 2014), proposing the idea of ’Guerrilla research’. The following is an excerpt from that book.

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