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Tools for tracing evidence in social science

Chorley, A., Edwards, P., Preece, Alun David and Farrington, J. 2007. Tools for tracing evidence in social science. Presented at: 3rd International Conference on e-Social Science, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, 7-9 October 2007.

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Evidence-based policy assessment requires evidence from a variety of sources (quantitative and qualitative) to be gathered and then synthesised to form an evaluation of a policy’s aims or outcomes. In this paper we argue that an appropriate provenance framework is an essential pre-requisite for any eSocial Science solution which aims to support such activities. Recent work applying provenance techniques to laboratory records in chemistry is reviewed, leading to a discussion of requirements for an equivalent infrastructure to support evidence bases in social science. Progress towards the development of such a provenance architecture is then described.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:51

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