Budding researchers in the Humanities: An intercultural online project

Vander Viana, Anna Chesnokova, Sonia Zyngier, Willie van Peer

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This chapter aims at describing the networks within the Research and Development in Empirical Studies (REDES) Project, an intercultural enterprise aimed at promoting empirical studies of culture. Probably the first and only international project in the Humanities which prepares new researchers through online communication, the experience is believed to be scalable to other areas as it enables students to acquire the methodological techniques needed to undertake and carry out research in an environment totally different from the traditional university classroom. The chapter traces the history of the project from its foundation in 2002, explains in detail how it was set up, and evaluates the contributions of this joint effort. The problems met along the way are also pointed out. The chapter concludes with the challenges still to be faced. This case report stands as a proof of the impact of technology in preparing human resources for the Humanities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCases on distance delivery and learning outcomes
Subtitle of host publicationEmerging trends and programs
EditorsDeb Gearhart
Place of PublicationHershey
PublisherInformation Science Reference
ISBN (Print)9781605668703
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Researcher education
  • Internet
  • Empirical research
  • Intercultural research
  • Interdisciplinary studies
  • Technological platforms

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