e-Social Science and Evidence-Based Policy Assessment: Challenges and Solutions

Peter Edwards, John H. Farrington, Chris Mellish, Lorna J. Philip, Alison H. Chorley, Feikje Hielkema, Edoardo Pignotti, Richard Reid, J. Gary Polhill, Nick M. Gotts

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Abstract

The PolicyGrid project is exploring the role of Grid, Semantic Web, and Web 2.0 technologies to support e-Social Science, with particular emphasis on tools to facilitate evidence-based policy making. In this article, we discuss the challenges associated with construction of a pro- venance framework to support evidence-based policy assessment. We then discuss ourSpaces, a virtual research environment for e-Social Science that uses the Web 2.0 paradigm as well as Semantic Grid technologies and which provides researchers with facilities for management of digital resources using a novel natural language interface.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)553-568
Number of pages16
JournalSocial Science Computer Review
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2009

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  • eScience
  • natural language
  • provenance
  • semantic web
  • evidence-based policy

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e-Social Science and Evidence-Based Policy Assessment : Challenges and Solutions. / Edwards, Peter; Farrington, John H.; Mellish, Chris; Philip, Lorna J.; Chorley, Alison H.; Hielkema, Feikje; Pignotti, Edoardo; Reid, Richard; Polhill, J. Gary; Gotts, Nick M. .

In: Social Science Computer Review, Vol. 27, No. 4, 01.11.2009, p. 553-568.

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Edwards, P, Farrington, JH, Mellish, C, Philip, LJ, Chorley, AH, Hielkema, F, Pignotti, E, Reid, R, Polhill, JG & Gotts, NM 2009, 'e-Social Science and Evidence-Based Policy Assessment: Challenges and Solutions', Social Science Computer Review, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 553-568. https://doi.org/10.1177/0894439309332305
Edwards, Peter ; Farrington, John H. ; Mellish, Chris ; Philip, Lorna J. ; Chorley, Alison H. ; Hielkema, Feikje ; Pignotti, Edoardo ; Reid, Richard ; Polhill, J. Gary ; Gotts, Nick M. . / e-Social Science and Evidence-Based Policy Assessment : Challenges and Solutions. In: Social Science Computer Review. 2009 ; Vol. 27, No. 4. pp. 553-568.
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