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Sharing research resources of different kinds, in new ways, and on an increasing scale, is a central element of the unfolding e-Research vision. Web 2.0 is seen as providing the technical platform to enable these new forms of scholarly communications. We report findings from a study of the use of Web 2.0 services by UK researchers and their use in novel(More)
This paper presents work conducted in the e-Uptake project which aims to widen the uptake of e-Infrastructure Services for research. We focus specifically on the identification of barriers and enablers of uptake and the taxonomy developed to structure our findings. Based on this, we describe our model of uptake and the development of a number of(More)
This paper reports findings from a study of researchers and research-computing support staff. It explores examples of the social relations supporting the adoption, adaptation and domestication of e-Research technologies and e-Infrastructures and makes recommendations for funding organizations, technology suppliers, service providers and institutions.
Argumentation schemes describe patterns of reasoning in discourse. We report an investigation into whether the argumentation scheme known as 'inference to the best explanation' (IBE) captures the argumentation found in collaborative case-based learning. We examine the dialogue of three students working in an online learning environment as they attempt to(More)
Cartwright in her (2004) paper takes a pluralistic approach to causation. Inspired by Pearl's (2000) multi-faceted notion of causation and Cartwright's approach, I suggest a Causal Spectrum, a model in which all the causal models are arranged according to an agent's amount and more importantly type of knowledge about a causal event. The more efficiently we(More)
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