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ABOUT THE CD-ROM, Wayfarer

A lively, hands-on introduction for teachers and scholars in the humanities and social sciences, this book-and-CD package will inspire even the faint-hearted to take the technological bull by the horns and make efficient, informed use of computer and Internet resources. Combining interactive projects in a CD-ROM format with informative printed essays, this volume showcases innovations that are revolutionizing the craft of scholarship--and examines realistically how applicable the new technology is to learning.

The accompanying CD features multimedia entries such as an interactive project on owls that educates users about forest ecology; RiverWeb, an interactive archive of information on the history, culture, and science of the Mississippi River; and "Global Jukebox," which recreates the context in which the folklorist Alan Lomax made his pioneering field recordings. The CD includes links to many external sites on the World Wide Web. For those with limited Internet access, a collection of relevant sites is integrated into the CD.


Below, you can sample the companion CD to Computing in the Social Sciences and Humanities, including RiverWeb, an interactive website included in its entirety on the disk.

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RiverWeb: River Basin Knowledge Network interactive website
Project RiverWeb is a unique, multidisciplinary collaborative venture between the University of Illinois Department of History, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), and the Illinois State Museum (ISM), along with a variety of other educational institutions and museums. It addresses the need for creative integration of the latest information technology in research and teaching built around the theme of river systems. Within Project RiverWeb, we have developed the concept of "Landing Sites," discrete nodes focused on particular topics in a regional context, such as the American Bottom, located along the Mississippi River in Illinois. In the long run, RiverWeb will embrace many other Landing Sites. The current projects demonstrate the historical and cultural components of one region and should inspire others to develop their own community studies as sites on the Web. This sampler represents the American Bottom Landing Site. This region around St. Louis encompasses a detailed chronicle of culture and history, beginning with Native American settlement. Resources are especially sensitive to and inclusive of the influences of race, gender, class, and regionalism on American culture and society, influences both divisive and enriching.
Orville Vernon Burton, Department of History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
David Herr, Department of History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Ian Binnington, Department of History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Matthew Cheney, Department of History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Beatrice Burton, Department of History, Furman University

 

 

Wayfarer
Charting Advances in Social Science and Humanities Computing

Table of Contents

New Directions for Research
Research Applications and Proposals
Teaching Applications and New Technologies
Interdisciplinary, Multimedia Applications
Ethical Concerns

Introduction: The Renaissance paper full entry
Orville Vernon Burton, Department of History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

New Directions for Research

Validity of Web-Based Surveys: Explorations with Data from 2,382 Teenagers (paper)
Neural Networks in the Social Sciences (paper)
Grand Computing Challenges for Sociology (paper)
William Sims Bainbridge, National Science Foundation

Computer Environments for Content Analysis: Reconceptualizing the Roles of Humans and Computers (paper)
William Evans, Department of Communication, Georgia State University

Grand Challenges for GIS and What's Relevant to Social Science (paper)
Bruce W. Fogarty, IBM Corporation, Dallas, Texas

Electronic Culture and the Training of the 21st Century Artist (paper)
Nan Goggin, School of Art and Design, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Joseph Squier, School of Art and Design, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Kathleen Chmelewski, School of Art and Design, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Envisioning the Future: Arts and Letters in the Digital Age (paper)
Mark L. Kornbluh, Department of History, Michigan State University

Grand Challenges for Computing in the Social Sciences (paper)
Gregory A. Marks, Merit Network, Inc.
Larry E. Travis, Department of Computer Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Electronic Texts in the Historical Profession: Perspectives from Across the Scholarly Spectrum (paper)
Wendy Plotkin, Department of History, University of Illinois, Chicago

An Integrated Network Interface between the Researcher and Social Science Data Resources: In Search of a Practical Vision (paper)
Richard Rockwell, Executive Director, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

Brave New World or Blind Alley? American History on the World Wide Web (paper)
Roy Rosenzweig , Department of History, George Mason University
Michael O'Malley, Department of History, George Mason University

Using the National Information Infrastructure for Social Science, Education, and Informed Decision Making (paper)
Bruce E. Tonn, Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Research Applications and Proposals

Interactive Access to Large Census Data Sets (paper)
Albert F. Anderson, The Population Studies Center, University of Michigan
Paul H. Anderson, The Population Studies Center, University of Michigan

Parallel Processing of Spatial Series (paper)
Marc P. Armstrong, Program in Applied Mathematical and Computational Science, University of Iowa
Claire Pavlik, Department of Geography, University of Iowa

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match (paper)
PCMatchmaker: Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match (program)
Jeremy Atack, Department of Economics, Vanderbilt University
Fred Bateman, Department of Economics, University of Georgia
Mary Eschelbach Gregson, Department of Economics, Knox College

The Emergence of Elites through Adaptive Interaction and the Consequences for Stability in Political Systems (paper)
The Emergence of Elites through Adaptive Interaction and the Consequences for Stability in Political Systems Video (program)
Thad A. Brown, Department of Political Science, University of Missouri, Columbia
Michael D. McBurnett, Abacus Direct Corporation in Atlanta, Georgia

Dynamical Elites on a Lattice (paper)
Thad A. Brown, Department of Political Science, University of Missouri, Columbia
Michael D. McBurnett, Abacus Direct Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia
Peter Pfeifer, Department of Physics, University of Missouri

Electoral Mechanics (paper)
Thad A. Brown, Department of Political Science, University of Missouri, Columbia
Michael D. McBurnett, Abacus Direct Corporation in Atlanta, Georgia

The Census Workbench: Automated Record Linkage and The Edgefield Database (paper)
Orville Vernon Burton, Department of History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Terence Finnegan, Department of History, William Patterson College
Matthew Cheney, Department of History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Beatrice Burton, Department of History, Furman University

Decompos -- A Program for the Decomposition of Rate Differences (program)
All Regression Program (program)
The Hierarchical Partitioning program (program)
Albert Chevan, Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Tim Liao, Department of Sociology, University of Essex, England

Adoption of Communication Technologies and the Evolution of Communication Networks in Organizations (paper)
Noshir S. Contractor, Department of Speech Communication, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Carolyn Leveque, Department of Speech Communication, Texas A&M University

Social Science Analysis in a Geographic Information Systems Environment (paper)
Arthur Getis, Department of Geography, San Diego State University

Representing Metadata with Intelligent Agents: An Initial Prototype (paper)
Edward Brent, Idea Works, Inc.
Albert F. Anderson, The Population Studies Center, University of Michigan
G. Alan Thompson, Idea Works, Inc.

EzI (program)
Gary King, Department of Government, Harvard University
Kenneth R. Benoit, Department of Political Science, Trinity College, University of Dublin

Simulating Investment in Education and U.S. Productivity Growth: The Growing Economy (paper)
Macro-Economic Simulation for the Growing Economy (program)
Walter W. McMahon, Department of Economics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

QQualitative Software Meets Qualitative Method: QSR NUD*IST4 and NVivo as Results (paper)
QSR NUD*IST4 and NVivo (programs)
Lyn Richards, Director, Research Services, Qualitative Solutions and Research
Tom Richards, Director, Software Development, Qualitative Solutions and Research
Qualitative Solutions & Research Pty Ltd, Research, Development, and Marketing of Qualitative Data Analysis Software Company

Lifetables in Demography (paper)
Lifetables (program)
Gillian Stevens, Department of Sociology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Creating an Electronic Compendium of Cross Cultural Color Meanings (paper)
Surya Vanka, School of Art and Design, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Structural Endogamy and the Network Graphe de Parent╚ (paper)
pgraph (program)
Doug R. White, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine


Teaching Applications and New Technologies

Computer-Mediated Communication in the University Classroom: An Experiment with On-Line Discussions (paper)
Scott L. Althaus, Department of Speech Communication, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

 
Web-supported World History Course Presentation (interactive website)
Bob Bain, Department of Education, University of Michigan

Simulating Social Research Findings to Aid in Teaching Introductory Level Sociology Courses (paper)
General Social Survey Analysis Using Extract (program)
Andrew A. Beveridge, Department of Sociology, Queens College, The City University of New York
Carmenza Gallo, Department of Sociology, Queens College, The City University of New York
Joanne Miller, Department of Sociology, Queens College, The City University of New York
Dean Savage, Department of Sociology, Queens College, The City University of New York
Lauren Seiler, Department of Sociology, Queens College, The City University of New York

The Use of Flowcharts in the Teaching of History and Flowchart Examples (paper)
Chris Butler, University High School, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

The Use of Simulations in the Teaching of History (paper and powerpoint slides)
Oikist: A Computer Simulation of Greek Trade and Colonization (program)
Chris Butler, University High School, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Paul Marty, Spurlock Museum, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Applied Cybernetics and Its Implications for Teaching Journalism (paper)
J.T. Johnson, Department of Journalism, San Francisco State University

Ethnography of Information Systems -- Course Syllabus (paper)
Susan Leigh Star, Department of Communication, University of California, San Diego
Geoffrey C. Bowker, Department of Communication, University of California, San Diego

Race, Gender and Information Technology -- Course Syllabus (paper)
Susan Leigh Star, Department of Communication, University of California, San Diego

Working Smarter: Computers as Stimulants for Human Creativity (paper)
Methodology Tutor -- Research Tools for Social Science (program)
Forests or Trees: Clear Thinking about Social Science Systems (paper)
System 101 -- A Nearest Neighbor Matching Program (program)
William deB. Mills, Consultant

Iconoth╦que: Orientalist Paintings and "Art of Colonialism, Colonialism of Art" (paper)
David Prochaska, Department of History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Crisis at Fort Sumter: Information Technology and the Beginning of the Civil War (paper)
Richard B. Latner, Department of History, Tulane University

Investigating Olduvai: Archaeology of Human Origins (program)
Jeanne Sept, Department of Anthropology, Indiana University, Bloomington

"Netagogy" in History and Literature Departments: On Technology, Effective Teaching and Student Learning (paper)
Diane E. Sieber, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Colorado at Boulder,

Oral History and the Internet (paper)
Sara W. Tucker, Department of History, Washburn University

Historians, New Communications Technologies and Historiography: 'Pictures of Health', an Australian History World Web Project (paper)
Pictures of Health (program)
Paul Turnbull, School of Humanities, James Cook University of North Queensland

Nine Applications Promoting Self-Analysis (programs)
William Sims Bainbridge, National Science Foundation

Rewiring the History and Social Studies Classroom: Needs, Frameworks, Dangers, and Proposals (paper)
Roy Rosenzweig, Department of History, George Mason University
Randy Bass, Department of English, Georgetown University

Using Technology to Support Active Learning in a Labor Law Classroom (multimedia presentation)
Roberto Corrada, University of Denver College of Law


Interdisciplinary, Multimedia Applications

Technological Revolutions I Have Known (paper)
The Valley of the Shadow (program)
Edward L. Ayers, Department of History, University of Virginia

RiverWeb: River Basin Knowledge Network (interactive website)
Orville Vernon Burton, Department of History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
David Herr, Department of History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Ian Binnington, Department of History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Matthew Cheney, Department of History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Beatrice Burton, Department of History, Furman University

Global Jukebox (program)
Alan Lomax, Department of Anthropology, Hunter College, The City University of New York

Multi-media Approaches to Visualization of Ecosystem Dynamics (paper)
Brian Orland, Landscape Architecture Department, Penn State University
Cliff Ogleby, Department of Geomatics, University of Melbourne
Paul Yates, Department of Geomatics, University of Melbourne
Hugh Campbell, Department of Geomatics, University of Melbourne

Virtual Jamestown (program)
Crandall Shifflett, Department of History, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Julie Richter, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation


Ethical Concerns

Electronic Networks for International Research Collaboration: Implications for Intellectual Property Protection in the Early Twenty-First Century (paper)
Carole Ganz-Brown, International Division, National Science Foundation

Social Activism through Computer Networks (paper)
Private Computer Bulletin Boards: Forums for Anonymous Discriminatory Attitudes (paper)
Daniel J. Myers, Department of Sociology, University of Notre Dame

Creating Cybertrust: Illustrations and Guidelines (paper)
H. Jeanie Taylor, Office for University Women, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Cheris Kramarae, Department of English, University of Oregon

A Multimedia Look at Web Ethics: A presentation covering the ethical development and use of browsers and web pages. (paper)
Marsha Woodbury, Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

 
 
   

 

 

 

   
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