Searching Data: A Review of Observational Data Retrieval Practices in Selected Disciplines

Kathleen Gregory*, Paul Groth, Helena Cousijn, Andrea Scharnhorst, Sally Wyatt

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Abstract

A cross-disciplinary examination of the user behaviors involved in seeking and evaluating data is surprisingly absent from the research data discussion. This review explores the data retrieval literature to identify commonalities in how users search for and evaluate observational research data in selected disciplines. Two analytical frameworks, rooted in information retrieval and science and technology studies, are used to identify key similarities in practices as a first step toward developing a model describing data retrieval.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419-432
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Volume70
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2019

Keywords

  • INFORMATION-RETRIEVAL
  • DATA QUALITY
  • KNOWLEDGE
  • BEHAVIOR
  • SEEKING
  • REQUIREMENTS
  • CONSERVATION
  • METADATA
  • FACULTY
  • SYSTEMS

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