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|Title:||Sharing Techniques and Experience in a Collaborative e-Social Science Pilot Project|
|Authors:||WESSELS Bridgette; CRAGLIA MASSIMO; SMITH Robin|
|Citation:||First International conference on e-Social Science|
|Publisher:||National Centre for E-Social Science|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||This paper draws on insights from a collective ethnographic approach in the development of a multidisciplinary and collaborative e-social science project. Our pilot demonstrator explored the multidimensionality of social exclusion with regard to young people, neighborhood and crime, and in so doing developed user-led and data-driven Grid technologies. This collective ethnographic approach fostered reflexive development, which we define as ‘situated innovation’. An interpretive approach allowed us to identify barriers to collaborative e-social science, enabling social science to shape the Grid. Enablers include trusted data and research networks, varied skill-sets and the team’s capacity to innovate. The paper outlines a complex and ‘messy’ (and perhaps ongoing) research story, which reflects the way academic debates were advanced, outputs were generated for policy-making and non-expert tools were produced to access the Grid.|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for Environment and Sustainability|
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