Data Interpretation in the Digital Age.

  title={Data Interpretation in the Digital Age.},
  author={Sabina Leonelli},
  journal={Perspectives on science : historical, philosophical, social},
  volume={22 3},
The consultation of internet databases and the related use of computer software to retrieve, visualise and model data have become key components of many areas of scientific research. This paper focuses on the relation of these developments to understanding the biology of organisms, and examines the conditions under which the evidential value of data posted online is assessed and interpreted by the researchers who access them, in ways that underpin and guide the use of those data to foster… CONTINUE READING