The Measurement of Information Integrity

 
 
Routledge (Verlag)
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erscheint ca. am 2. September 2021
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  • 180 Seiten
 
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Arguing that there never was a time when politicians did not prevaricate and when some communities did not doubt conclusions that others considered to be facts, The Measurement of Information Integrity puts the post-truth era in context and offers measures for integrity in the modern world.

Incorporating international examples from a range of disciplines, this book provides the reader with tools that will help them to evaluate public statements - especially ones involving the sciences and scholarship. It also provides intellectual tools to those who must assess potential violations of public or academic integrity. Many of these tools involve measurement mechanisms, ways of putting cases into context, and a recognition that few cases are simple black-and-white violations. Demonstrating that a binary approach to judging research integrity fails to recognize the complexity of the environment, Seadle highlights that even flawed discoveries may still contain value. Finally, the book reminds its reader that research integrity takes different forms in different disciplines and that each one needs separate consideration, even if the general principles remain the same for all.

The Measurement of Information Integrity will help those who want to do research well, as well as those who must ascertain whether results have failed to meet the standards of the community. It will be of particular interest to researchers and students engaged in the study of library and information science.

1. Auflage
  • Englisch
  • Milton
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  • Großbritannien
Taylor & Francis Ltd
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978-1-000-43688-4 (9781000436884)
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Michael Seadle was long the Director of the Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, and Dean of Humanities. His current research areas include information integrity and digital archiving, and he currently serves as Executive Director of the international iSchools organisation.

List of tables

Preface

Context

How to Read this Book

Acknowledgements

Chapter 1: Introduction and Approach

Introduction

A Note on Vocabulary

Problem statement

Methodology

Literature Review

Summary

Chapter 2: Context and Society

Introduction

Historical Context

Evolution of the Concepts

Incentives and Disincentives

Summary: Social Context and Origin

Chapter 3: Context and Institutions

Introduction

Institutions and Infrastructure

Technology and Tools

Role of Law

Economic Context

Summary

Chapter 4: Disciplines

Introduction

Natural Sciences

Social Sciences

Humanities

Professional Schools

Summary

Chapter 5: Measurement

Introduction

What is Measurement?

Training in Measurement

Institutions and Measurement

Measurement Failures

Summary

Chapter 6: Actors

Introduction

Investigators

Judges

Violators

Victims

Summary

Chapter 7: Conclusion and Consequences

Introduction

Scholarly Fraud

Fraud in the Wider World

Bibliography

Index

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