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ERIC Number: EJ1103938
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
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ISSN: ISSN-1369-9997
Dimensions of Open Research: Critical Reflections on Openness in the ROER4D Project
King, Thomas; Hodgkinson-Williams, Cheryl; Willmers, Michelle; Walji, Sukaina
Open Praxis, v8 n2 p81-91 Apr-Jun 2016
Open Research has the potential to advance the scientific process by improving the transparency, rigour, scope and reach of research, but choosing to experiment with Open Research carries with it a set of ideological, legal, technical and operational considerations. Researchers, especially those in resource-constrained situations, may not be aware of the complex interrelations between these different domains of open practice, the additional resources required, or how Open Research can support traditional research practices. Using the Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) project as an example, this paper attempts to demonstrate the interrelation between ideological, legal, technical and operational openness; the resources that conducting Open Research requires; and the benefits of an iterative, strategic approach to one's own Open Research practice. In this paper we discuss the value of a critical approach towards Open Research to ensure better coherence between "open" ideology (embodied in strategic intention) and "open" practice (the everyday operationalisation of open principles). [This paper was presented at the "Open Education Consortium Global Conference," Krakow, Poland, April 12-14, 2016.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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