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Definitions of "openness"
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- Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2011 21:55:12 EDT
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Picked this up on Twitter. Here is the link and abstract: http://microblogging.infodocs.eu/?p=946 Hans Dillaerts 9 09 42 08428 on 19 aout 2011 Connectez-vous pour laisser un commentaire Tags: open access ( 312 ), open access definition, openness ( 4 ) On the Lack of Consensus over the Meaning of Openness: An Empirical Study : "This study set out to explore the views and motivations of those involved in a number of recent and current advocacy efforts (such as open science, computational provenance, and reproducible research) aimed at making science and scientific artifacts accessible to a wider audience. Using a exploratory approach, the study tested whether a consensus exists among advocates of these initiatives about the key concepts, exploring the meanings that scientists attach to the various mechanisms for sharing their work, and the social context in which this takes place. The study used a purposive sampling strategy to target scientists who have been active participants in these advocacy efforts, and an open-ended questionnaire to collect detailed opinions on the topics of reproducibility, credibility, scooping, data sharing, results sharing, and the effectiveness of the peer review process. We found evidence of a lack of agreement on the meaning of key terminology, and a lack of consensus on some of the broader goals of these advocacy efforts. These results can be explained through a closer examination of the divergent goals and approaches adopted by different advocacy efforts. We suggest that the scientific community could benefit from a broader discussion of what it means to make scientific research more accessible and how this might best be achieved." URL : http://goo.gl/pEvoH doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0023420 Joe Esposito