What is open data?

Atenas, Javiera, Bonina, Carla, Pane, Juan and Belbis, Juan (2021) What is open data? In: Understanding data: praxis and politics. Human data interaction network+, UK, pp. 1-29.

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Abstract

This module is focused on developing a basic understanding of data and how it permeates different aspects of society. This involves knowledge of how it is structured, the politics behind this and implications regarding transparency. We understand data as a set of values of qualitative or quantitative variables about one or more persons or objects. It is transformed into information when data is created, extracted, elaborated and used with pre-established objectives. The information system, made up of data of the same or different form (the data set is defined as a “dataset”), is transformed into knowledge when it is interpreted through tools, applications, methods, indicators, etc. The first unit in this module presents an overview of data and introduces the concepts of open data, showcasing different techno-political elements of its structure including principles and standard for publication. The second unit presents an introduction to open science and open science data, and furthermore, principles for scientific data management. Finally, the third unit showcases the importance of fostering innovation with open data to promote the creation of sustainable business models.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: data, open data, information systems
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Other Departments (Central units) > Academic & Student Services > Learning Services
Depositing User: David Upson-Dale
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2021 10:28
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2021 11:21
URI: http://oars.uos.ac.uk/id/eprint/2159

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