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Refinement and Critique

Definition

Central to scholarly research and communication is the process of refinement and critique through which scholarly ideas gain clarity by iterative review and revision. These may be formal processes: for instance, presentation of draft work at a seminar or other public venue, with the resulting cycle of critical feedback and revision. More frequently they are informal processes that take place through social networks (digital and non-digital) and through personal processes of writing and thinking.

There is potential for digital tools and digitally mediated activities to contribute to refinement processes. In particular, methods of visualization that permit scholars to see higher-level patterns in large-scale aggregations of data can help the researcher tune an initial idea or discover nuances and counter-examples. Having such tools available at the right point in the research process (as exploratory tools rather than only as results display tools) and ensuring that they can work with the broadest possible range of data (through the application of appropriate standards) would help make the digital research environment a space that can accommodate real research activities.


 

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Institution(s)

Proposed/originated by:

Julia Flanders

Brown University/ACH

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What tools, standards, organizations, or efforts exist in this area of scholarly practice?

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Description - what is it?

URL or other reference

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summary_description (your_name)

http://www.interesting_thing.org


What tools, standards, organizations, or efforts are missing from this area of scholarly practice?

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Description - what is it?

URL or other reference

sound_byte_name_or_description (your_name)

summary_description (your_name)

http://www.interesting_thing.org


What part of this area of scholarly practice is within Project Bamboo scope, and why?

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Description - what is it?

Why is it in scope?

sound_byte_name_or_description (your_name)

summary_description (your_name)

explanation_of_why_in_scope (your_name)


What part of this area of scholarly practice is outside Project Bamboo scope, and why?

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Description - what is it?

Why is it out of scope?

sound_byte_name_or_description (your_name)

summary_description (your_name)

explanation_of_why_out_of_scope (your_name)


References

References (e.g., material from Workshop 1 notes or flipcharts)

Contributor

  • Group 1a-B: "rethinig what has been done, critiquing your own work; happens when you share work with colleagues, revising book, "iterative loops";"
  • Group 1a-E: "Revise/rebuild/iterate/port/migrate resources in order to do scholarship"
  • Group 1a-C: " Refine existing questions; by sharing work with others, getting feedback, etc."

Julia Flanders

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