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Unpacking the “Black Box”: A Preliminary Study of Visualizing Humanists and Social Science Scholars’ Data and Research Processes

Jeng, Wei and Mattern, Eleanor and He, Daqing and Lyon, Liz (2016) Unpacking the “Black Box”: A Preliminary Study of Visualizing Humanists and Social Science Scholars’ Data and Research Processes. Proceedings of iConference 2016.

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Abstract

Due to the significant variations in their needs, attitudes, and practices toward their research, different scholars could have different research processes and interact with different kinds of data. We report the preliminary results of a qualitative study that examines how humanities and social science (H&SS) scholars interact with their data throughout the course of their research process. By conducting two focus group sessions with eight H&SS scholars, our results show that scholars indeed took different research patterns and thus interacted with distinctive data. The sketches produced in this study provide insights on future larger-scale focus group design, and also identify opportunities for an academic library or data service provider to support H&SS scholars’ research activities.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Jeng, Weiwej9@pitt.eduWEJ9
Mattern, Eleanoremm100@pitt.eduEMM1000000-0002-0421-0983
He, Daqingdah44@pitt.eduDAH44
Lyon, Liz
Date: 2016
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of iConference 2016
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.9776/16173
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Library and Information Science
Refereed: Yes
Official URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/89444
Article Type: Research Article
Date Deposited: 25 May 2016 14:23
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2017 14:01
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/28077

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