Abstract

We believe that data literacy should be a skill not just for scientists, but for all citizens. We make the case by considering literatures on various kinds of literacy, and using a number of examples to explore some of the challenges that emerge from trying to move to a more data literate citizenry. We consider the opportunities arising from developing technologies to help individual communities and intermediaries in understanding how data should inform personal and societal decision-making.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages247-257
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
EventiConference 2013 - Fort Worth, United States
Duration: Feb 12 2013Feb 15 2013

Conference

ConferenceiConference 2013
CountryUnited States
CityFort Worth
Period2/12/132/15/13

Keywords

  • data literacy
  • information reuse
  • open data
  • citizen participation

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