What is e-social science?

OK, now that you understand e-science…what is e-social science? Well I am glad you asked. E-social science is like e-science in that it utilises a high capacity research ‘grid’, but the questions that is concerns itself with, chiefly focus upon large social questions such as population trends. E-social science has its own data centre (called the UK Data Archive) plus a number of associated projects and initiatives. Here is a list from the UK Data Archive. Also check out the National Centre for e-social science (NCESS) who coordinate many of the activities within the field within the UK.



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