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Data As Stepping Stones In The Research River: Using Data Across Disciplines When You’Re Not A Data Expert, Nina Exner Jan 2018

Data As Stepping Stones In The Research River: Using Data Across Disciplines When You’Re Not A Data Expert, Nina Exner

VCU Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Research – it’s all about discoveries from data! Unfortunately, research development often means encouraging good science and research without being an expert in the data. And as we scale up to working with interdisciplinary teams, even the researchers on the team do not understand each others’ data. Epistemological barriers prevent researchers from good team science. Epistomological silos also provide a barrier to good grantwriting. Developing the general skills to talk data to many types of researchers at many different levels is essential to working with individual PIs in many disciplines. It also supports concrete grantwriting skills such as explaining data …