ERIC Number: EJ1046279
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
Making Data Management Accessible in the Undergraduate Chemistry Curriculum
Reisner, Barbara A.; Vaughan, K. T. L.; Shorish, Yasmeen L.
Journal of Chemical Education, v91 n11 p1943-1946 Nov 2014
In the age of "big data" science, data management is becoming a key information literacy skill for chemistry professionals. To introduce this skill in the undergraduate chemistry major, an activity has been developed to familiarize undergraduates with data management. In this activity, students rename and organize cards that represent "data files" associated with experiments they completed in a previous course. This activity reveals differences between the way novices (students) and experts (librarians and faculty) organize data and highlights the need for introducing students to best practices in data management.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Chemistry, Best Practices, Scientific and Technical Information, Information Management, Information Literacy, Information Skills, Science Activities, Class Activities, Database Management Systems, Information Policy, Naming, Hands on Science
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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