As almost everyone by now is aware, the twenty-first century is the age of data—big, plentiful, and full of threat and promise.
Peter J. Dougherty
Peter J. Dougherty is director of Princeton University Press. His engagement with social science books and their authors began in 1979 when he was named sociology and anthropology editor at Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Since then he has worked as an editor across the social sciences, primarily in economics. During his years there, Princeton has published a dozen Nobel Prize–winning economists. Currently his main editorial interest is in the scholarship on higher education.
Welcome to Parameters, an online forum from the Council's Digital Culture program meant to address a complex, persistent question at the heart of social science research: how does (and, ultimately, should) the production and distribution of knowledge change under digital conditions?