Elicitation of Data Discovery Contexts: An Interview Study
Read these 2 ARDC reports to learn how researchers discover data, recommendations for the design and evaluation of data repositories, and suggestions for service provisions of data repositories.
As part of building Australia’s research data infrastructure, the ARDC has identified a need for a greater understanding of the contexts around which researchers approach their data discovery journey. This understanding can help:
- the research data community coordinate activities with the research community for maximising the value of data assets
- data repository operators identify areas for improving their data discovery service
- data curators identify data attributes that are important for data discovery, access and reuse.
To achieve this understanding, we have carried out an interview study with researchers from different areas. This resulted in 2 reports.
- The first report presents the findings from our interviews of 24 environmental science and social science researchers and 10 recommendations for the research data community to consider.
- The second report presents the findings from our interviews of 17 clinical or health researchers and 9 recommendations for the research data community to consider.
Ying-Hsang Liu, Mingfang Wu, Megan Power, & Adrian Burton. (2022). Elicitation of Data Discovery Contexts: An Interview Study (1.0). Zenodo.
Ying-Hsang Liu, Mingfang Wu, Megan Power, & Adrian Burton. (2023). Elicitation of Contexts for Discovering Clinical Trials and Related Health Data: An Interview Study (1.0). Zenodo.
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