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Title:Towards a data literate citizenry
Author(s):Twidale, Michael B.; Blake, Catherine; Gant, Jon P.
Subject(s):data literacy
citizen participation
open data
digital curation and preservation
Information behavior
social and community informatics
Information reuse
Abstract:We believe that data literacy should be a skill not just for scientists, but for all citizens. We make the case by considering literatures on various kinds of literacy, and using a number of examples to explore some of the challenges that emerge from trying to move to a more data literate citizenry. We consider the opportunities arising from developing technologies to help individual communities and intermediaries in understanding how data should inform personal and societal decision-making.
Issue Date:2013-02
Citation Info:Twidale, M. B., Blake, C., & Gant, J. (2013). Towards a data literate citizenry. iConference 2013 Proceedings (pp. 247-257). doi:10.9776/13189
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright © 2013 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-01-30

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