The Quality in Quantity - Enhancing Text-based Research

Patrick Harms, Kathleen Smith, Andreas Aschenbrenner, Wolfgang Pempe, Mark Hedges, Angus Roberts, Bernie Ács, Tobias Blanke

Abstract

Computers are becoming more and more a tool for researchers in the humanities. There are already several projects which aim to implement environments and infrastructures to support research. However, they either address qualitative or quantitative research methods, and there has been less work considering support for both methodologies in one environment. This paper analyzes the difference between qualitative and quantitative research in the humanities, outlines some examples and respective projects, and states why the support for both methodologies needs to be combined and how it might be used to form an integrated research infrastructure for the humanities.
Keywords: 
humanities research lifecycle
Document Type: 
Articles in Conference Proceedings
Booktitle: 
Data Driven e-Science: Use Cases and Successful Applications of Distributed Computing Infrastructures (ISGC 2010)
Language: 
English
Address: 
New York, NY
Publisher: 
Springer New York
Pages: 
265 - 276
Year: 
2011
DOI: 
10.1007/978-1-4419-8014-4_21
2011 © Software Engineering For Distributed Systems Group

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