Science Data Literacy

Science Data Literacy

Science Data Literacy is the ability to effectively work with data in the sciences. Jian Qin and John D’Ignazio describe Science Data Literacy as the "knowledge and skills involved in collecting, processing, managing, evaluating, and using data for scientific inquiry. Although there are similarities in information literacy and digital literacy, science data literacy specifically focuses less on literature-based attributes and more on functional ability in data collection, processing, management, evaluation, and use ... This emphasis on operational skills coincides with the practice-based production, operation, and use of digital datasets during scientific research." Qin, Jian, & D'Ignazio, John. (2010). Lessons learned from a two-year experience in science data literacy education. Purdue University.

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