HUMN 7015 Digital Humanities Research Methods (PG)
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 102426
Coordinator Rachel Hendery Opens in new window
Description This unit investigates the methodological possibilities of digital technologies for interdisciplinary humanities and social sciences research. It covers several major digital research methods, exploring previous applications and examining their orientations and implications. Digital research methods and applications may include digitisation, online curation, visualisation, network analysis, geographical information systems, data mining and simulation. In the context of these, the unit will probe histories of technology and knowledge production, the evolution of digital texts and practices, and issues in contemporary culture such as digital design, gamification, virtual identity, and digital rights.
School Humanities & Comm Arts
Discipline Studies in Human Society, Not Elsewhere Classified.
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp
Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Discuss the range of ways digital technologies are applied in advanced interdisciplinary research contexts;
- Apply the key principles of collaborative design and participation in digital projects in academic and industry settings;
- Analyse the applications and influence of digital technologies on social and cultural research methodologies; and
- Create a digital project based on an application of digital technologies to a contemporary research question.
1. Introduction to subject ? The ?ecomputational turn?f in the humanities
3. Data/text mining and visualisation
5. GIS and mapping
6. Network analysis, social media, metadata 7. Students present their own final project.
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Reflection||1000 words max||20||N||Individual|
|Presentation||20 minutes per presentation||30||N||Individual|
|Essay||3000 words max (or equivalent combination of digital work and written exegesis)||50||N||Individual|
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Subject Contact Rachel Hendery Opens in new window