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Evidence-based Discovery

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Blake, C. (2015, March). Evidence-based Discovery. Paper presented at the 2015 iConference, Newport Beach, CA.

Publication Abstract

Both data-driven and human-centric methods have been used to better understand the scientific process. We describe a new framework called evidence-based discovery, to reconcile the gulf between the data-driven and human-centered approaches. Our goal is to provide a vision statement for how these (and other) approaches can be unified in order to better understand the complex-decision making that occurs when creating new knowledge. Despite the inevitable challenges, the combination of data and human-centric methods are required to understand, characterize, and ultimately accelerate science.