Dimensions of open research: critical reflections on openness in the ROER4D project

 

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dc.contributor.author King, Thomas
dc.contributor.author Hodgkinson-Williams, Cheryl-Ann
dc.contributor.author Willmers, Michelle
dc.contributor.author Walji, Sukaina
dc.coverage.spatial Global South en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-26T10:47:08Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-26T10:47:08Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation King, T., Hodgkinson-Williams, C., Willmers, M. & Walji, S. (2016). Dimensions of open research: critical reflections on openness in the ROER4D project. Open Praxis, 8(2), pp. 81–91. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/23328
dc.description.abstract Open Research has the potential to advance the scientific process by improving the transparency, rigour, scope and reach of research, but choosing to experiment with Open Research carries with it a set of ideological, legal, technical and operational considerations. Researchers, especially those in resource-constrained situations, may not be aware of the complex interrelations between these different domains of open practice, the additional resources required, or how Open Research can support traditional research practices. Using the Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) project as an example, this paper attempts to demonstrate the interrelation between ideological, legal, technical and operational openness; the resources that conducting Open Research requires; and the benefits of an iterative, strategic approach to one’s own Open Research practice. In this paper we discuss the value of a critical approach towards Open Research to ensure better coherence between ‘open’ ideology (embodied in strategic intention) and ‘open’ practice (the everyday operationalisation of open principles). This paper first appeared in Open Praxis, Volume 8 Number 2. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Open Praxis en_ZA
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ en_ZA
dc.source Open Praxis en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://www.openpraxis.org/index.php/OpenPraxis/index
dc.subject.other openness
dc.subject.other open educational resources
dc.subject.other open research
dc.subject.other iterative
dc.subject.other critical openness
dc.title Dimensions of open research: critical reflections on openness in the ROER4D project en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
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