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Towards a data literate citizenry

Full APA Reference

Twidale, M., Blake, C., & Gant, J. (2013, February). Towards a data literate citizenry. Paper presented at the iSchool conference Fort Worth, TX, 247-257.

Publication 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.