Mapping the hinterland: Data issues in open science

Grand, A., Wilkinson, C., Bultitude, K. and Winfield, A. F. (2016) Mapping the hinterland: Data issues in open science. Public Understanding of Science, 25 (1). pp. 88-103. ISSN 0963-6625 Available from:

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Open 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

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Published online before print 25 April 2014
Uncontrolled Keywords:open science, public engagement, science communication
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences > Department of Applied Sciences
ID Code:23001
Deposited By: Dr A. Grand
Deposited On:09 May 2014 11:56
Last Modified:28 Mar 2017 09:32

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