Mapping the hinterland: Data issues in open science

TitleMapping the hinterland: Data issues in open science
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsGrand, A, Wilkinson, C, Bultitude, K, Winfield, AFT
JournalPublic Understanding of Science
Volume25
Issue1
Pagination88-103
Date PublishedJanuary 1, 2016
Publication Languageeng
AbstractOpen science is a practice in which the scientific process is shared completely and in real time. It offers the potential to support information flow, collaboration and dialogue among professional and non-professional participants. Using semi-structured interviews and case studies, this research investigated the relationship between open science and public engagement. This article concentrates on three particular areas of concern that emerged: first, how to effectively contextualise and narrate information to render it accessible, as opposed to simply available; second, concerns about data quantity and quality; and third, concerns about the skills required for effective contextualisation, mapping and interpretation of information.
URLhttp://pus.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/25/1/88
DOI10.1177/0963662514530374

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