Digital technologies are profoundly changing society in ways that create significant challenges and opportunities for social scientists. MODE aims to develop methodologies that look beyond language to allow social scientists to study how people behave and interact in contemporary digital environments. It will provide systematic ways to investigate different forms of communication used in digital environments:

  • what people say, write, draw
  • how they use lay out and navigate through rooms, websites and other spaces,
  • how they use their hands and other parts of their bodies to interact with computers, devices and other people in face-to-face encounters.

It will conduct two research projects on how people use new technologies in different digital environments. One research project is located in an operating theatre, where screen technologies are used to look inside people's body cavities, and another one in learning environments where mobile technologies, Geographic Information System technologies and touch screen interactive tables are used to facilitate learning.

Mode will offer a program of innovative research and Training and Capacity Building activities including seminars, lectures, introductory courses and summer schools, and online discussion and support for social scientists from a range of academic disciplines, government, private sector organisations and the public sector.

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Multimodal social semiotics: Writing in online contexts

Author: Myrrh Domingo Date: 08 February 2014 Book chapter


Bibliography: Approaches to researching embodiment in digital learning environments

Author: Sara Price Date: 02 October 2013 Other


Bibliography: Video-Based Research

Author: Carey Jewitt Date: 02 October 2013 Other


Bibliography: Multimodality

Author: Carey Jewitt Date: 02 October 2013 Other

Transcription Bank

Creator: Katharine Cowan Date: 02 October 2013 Other

Embodiment Glossary

Co-author: Mona Sakr Date: 02 October 2013 Website

Embodiment Blog

Author: Mona Sakr Date: 02 October 2013 Website

Multimodal Glossary

Co-author: Carey Jewitt Date: 02 October 2013 Website


Author: Carey Jewitt Date: 02 October 2013 Website

MODE: Multimodal Methodologies for Researching Digital Data and Environments - Website

Author: Jeff Bezemer Date: 02 October 2013 Website

The Handbook of Multimodality (2nd Edition)

Editor: Carey Jewitt Date: 01 October 2013 Book

Researching embodiment with digital technologies: Fieldwork

Creator: Mona Sakr Date: 26 September 2013 Video

The Sage Handbook of Digital Technology Research

Editor: Sara Price Date: 20 August 2013 Book

Using Multimodal Analysis in Investigating Digital Texts: The Case of Food Blogs,

Co-author: Elisabetta Adami Date: 19 June 2013 Conference paper/presentation

The kineikonic mode: Towards a multimodal approach to moving image media

Author: Andrew Burn Date: 11 June 2013 Working paper

Early literacy: a broader vision

Author: Rosie Flewitt Date: 10 June 2013 Occasional paper

Meaning and meaning-making: a social semiotic multimodal approach to contemporary issues in research

Author: Gunther Kress Date: 23 May 2013 Conference paper/presentation

A social semiotic multimodal analysis framework for website interactivity

Author: Elisabetta Adami Date: 15 May 2013 Working paper

Holding the Scalpel: Achieving Surgical Care in a Learning Environment.

Author: Jeff Bezemer Date: 30 April 2013 Journal article

Interview Approaches to Researching Embodiment

Co-author: Sara Price Date: 29 April 2013 Conference paper/presentation

Interview Approaches to Researching Embodiment

Co-author: Sara Price Date: 27 April 2013 Conference paper/presentation

Digital Technologies in the Operating Theatre

Interviewee: Jeff Bezemer Date: 18 March 2013 Video

An interview with Arlene Archer, University of Capetown, South Africa.

Interviewee: Arlene Archer Date: 04 March 2013 Video

An Interview with John Knox, Macquarie University, Sydney.

Interviewee: John Knox Date: 04 March 2013 Video

An Interview with Lorenza Mondada

Interviewee: Lorenza Mondada Date: 04 March 2013 Video

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Start date
30 September 2011
End date
24 April 2015
Grant holder
Professor Carey Jewitt
Dr Rosie Flewitt
Professor Roger Kneebone
Dr Diane Mavers
Dr Sara Price
Dr Neil Selwyn
Professor Gunther Kress
Dr Jeff Bezemer
Dr Myrrh Domingo
Professor Andrew Burn
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