[Humanist] 23.626 survey request: digital resources

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Feb 9 06:59:17 CET 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 626.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2010 16:33:34 -0500
        From: Julia Flanders <Julia_flanders at brown.edu>
        Subject: Invitation to Participate in a Digital Humanities Study

Posted on behalf of the INKE team: this research project and  
associated survey may be of interest to the Humanist and Centernet  
communities (with apologies for cross-posting).


Dear Colleague,

Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) is a large-scale  
collaborative research project in the digital humanities directed by  
Dr. Ray Siemens, Department of English, University of Victoria, and  
funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of  
Canada (SSHRC). Our research team is examining the complex processes  
of human engagement with information that is available digitally.  
Specifically, we are interested in identifying and understanding the  
ways in which social sciences and humanities readers engage with forms  
such as the electronic scholarly edition, the academic monograph,  
scholarly journal and essay collections, and electronic literature.

With this letter, we are inviting you to complete a short survey about  
how you experience and use digital resources in the context of your  
research. The findings of this survey will be used to improve existing  
digital tools and to derive requirements for prospective tools and  
resources that we hope will be of benefit to you and other researchers.

The questionnaire should take approximately twenty minutes to  
complete. If you are willing to participate, you will find it online  
at  http://infopoll.net/live/surveys/s34325.htm . Your identity will  
be kept confidential.  All documents and participants will be  
identified only by code number. Digital data records will be kept on  
password-protected hard drives and on disks stored in locked filing  
cabinets. Only the principal investigator and the co-investigators  
will have access to the data. If you have any concerns about your  
treatment or rights as a research participant, you may contact the  
Research Subject Information Line in the UBC Office of Research  
Services at 604-822-8598. Your participation in this study is entirely  
voluntary and you may refuse to participate or withdraw from the study  
at any time. Your completion and submission of the survey will  
indicate your consent to participate.

In consideration of your time, you may enter a draw for a $150.00 gift  
certificate from an online bookstore upon completion of the  

We look forward to the prospect of your participation in this study.  
Please feel free to contact the INKE Graduate Research Assistant,  
Karen Taylor, at any time if you have questions about this research:  
604-737-2873 (British Columbia, Canada) or  
<katay164 at interchange.ubc.ca>.

Best regards,

Dr. Teresa Dobson for the INKE Team
Associate Professor
Director, Digital Literacy Centre
University of British Columbia
c/o Department of Language & Literacy
2125 Main Mall,
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4

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