The Internet and the Social Sciences Working Group

Odum Institute for Research in Social Science



This working groups serves as a forum for interdisciplinary investigations on two fronts:


a)      how the Internet and associated technologies are applied in social science research and

b)      b)what impact the Internet is having on institutions and the lives of individuals.


The group has focused discussions on specific topics or readings and sponsors lectures. The particular topics for each semester are determined by participants. Possible topics include: online surveys, transaction log analysis for WWW usage, content analysis of email, collaborative research, scholarly communication, issues surrounding public and private information, emergent dysfunctions such as identity theft and electronic addictions, and digital government. One goal of the group is to serve as a catalyst for interdisciplinary research projects. (Group organizer is Gary Marchionini, SILS, 966-3611,


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IRB Samples

Spring 2001 Symposium (