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Research infrastructures in social sciences: A case study on use and effects in scientific production
Journal Title: WELFARE E ERGONOMIA 
Author/s: Andrea Orazio Spinello 
Year:  2019 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  12 Pg. 67-78 FullText PDF:  183 KB
DOI:  10.3280/WE2019-001007
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Research infrastructures play a central role in contemporary science, allowing scholars to conduct high-level research and fostering data sharing and results’ circulation. This case study, applied to a local community of sociologists, explores specific modes of use in social sciences, effects on research design, and users’ opinions regarding the quality of scientific outputs derived from their exploitation.
Keywords: Research infrastructures, database, data sharing, social sciences, ESFRI, research design.

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Andrea Orazio Spinello, Research infrastructures in social sciences: A case study on use and effects in scientific production in "WELFARE E ERGONOMIA" 1/2019, pp. 67-78, DOI:10.3280/WE2019-001007

   

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