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Template for Scoping Research Reports

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Important: Do not overwrite this template page. Copy the source code into a new page for your research report. (Or, when creating a new page for your report, choose the "template" designated for this template page.)


[Report Title] (used as page title, e.g., "The Textual Editing Paradigm". Delete this line after you have named the page.)


Research Report by Your Name (with link to bio at bottom of this page)

(created [date in format: July 10, 2017]; last revised [date])

Executive Summary

[300-word "executive summary" here]


Citation: Your Name. "Title of Report." WhatEvery1Says Project, 4Humanities.org. Date (in format of June 17, 2017). URL of report with link.

Overview of the research topic here. Include: description of the topic; of its history and current state; and of its broader research context. "Broader research context" means: identification and quick description of the relevant, contemporary field(s) of research that are interested in or intersect with this paradigm. For example, the "media impact" paradigm is actively under discussion in such areas as the journalism industry, data journalism, etc.).


Example of link to an endnote in notes section below (with id allowing for jumping back from the notes): <1> 


What the WhatEvery1Says project Can Learn


[Statement of relevance and limitations of the paradigm to the WE1S scoping problem. Include bullet list of practical suggestions for WE1S scoping based on the paradigm]


[Possible conceptual graph or visualization of selection criteria/metrics that might be adapted from the paradigm in scoping WE1S sources (as in the examples Lindsay suggested below)].





[can be practical and/or theoretical]


Works Cited

  • [your blbliographic entries here. A style guide consisting of examples of different kinds of bibliographic entries is below.]


Style guide:


  • Arthur, Paul Longley, and Katherine Bode, ed. Advancing Digital Humanities: Research, Methods, Theories. Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
  • Benjamin, Walter. Illuminations. Edited by Hannah Arendt; translated by Harry Zohn. New York: Schocken, 1969.


Chapters in Books (including online books and collections)

  • Jakobson, Roman. "The Dominant." In his Language in Literature, edited by Krystyna Pomorska and Stephen Rudy, 41-49. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1987.
  • Jameson, Fredric. "Postmodernism and Consumer Society." In The Anti-Aesthetic: Essays on Postmodern Culture, edited by Hal Foster, 111-25. 1983; rpt. Port Townsend, Wash.: New Press, 1998.
  • Michael Witmore. "Text: A Massively Addressable Object." In Debates in the Digital Humanities, edited by Matthew K. Gold. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012. Accessed January 8, 2017. http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/debates/text/28
  • Wittern, Christian. "Character Encoding." In A Companion to Digital Literary Studies, edited by Ray Siemens and Susan Schreibman, 564-576. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2007. Accessed January 9, 2017. http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companionDLS/.


Articles (use DOI where available)

  • Bearman, Peter S., James Moody, and Robert Faris. "Networks and History." Complexity 8.1 (September 2002): 61–71. Accessed January 30, 2017. doi: 10.1002/cplx.10054.
  • Bode, Katherine. "The Equivalence of 'Close' and 'Distant' Reading; or, Toward a New Object for Data-Rich Literary History." Modern Language Quarterly 78:1 (2017): 77-106. doi: 10.1215/00267929-3699787.


Conference Proceedings

  • Janée, Greg, Justin Mathena, and James Frew. "A Data Model and Architecture for Long-term Preservation." In JCDL '08: Proceedings of the 8th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (2008): 134-144. Accessed February 3, 2017. doi: 10.1145/1378889.1378912.


Other online publications

  • Algee-Hewitt, Mark, Ryan Heuser, and Franco Moretti. "On Paragraphs: Scale, Themes, and Narrative Form." Stanford Literary Lab Pamphlet 10. October 2015. Accessed October 30, 2015. https://litlab.stanford.edu/pamphlets/.
  • Bibliothèque nationale de France. "The WARC File Format (ISO 28500) - Information, Maintenance, Drafts." Bibnum.bnf.fr, May 2009. Accessed February 1, 2017. http://bibnum.bnf.fr/WARC/.


Online projects, software, etc.


Offline digital works and software

  • Jackson, Shelley. Patchwork Girl by Mary/Shelley and herself. Hypertext fiction on CD-ROM. Watertown, MA: Eastgate Systems, 1995.





  • Bieber, Justin (justinbieber). "Boston was LOUD tonight. Thanks to everyone who came out to support. We had some fun." 6 Nov. 2010, 7:34 p.m. Tweet.


Wikipedia articles


Archived Web sites



Sources for Further Study





<1> Example of endnote with link in number jumping back to location in the text.



Your Name

[Short bio here, with links to your home page, etc.]






























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