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Citationsort descending Purpose Method Study Type
Beagrie, N., Houghton J., Palaiologk A., & Williams P. (2012).  Economic Evaluation of Research Data Infrastructure. Investigated the economic benefits of investments of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in the Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS), a service that promotes use of research data and teaching in social sciences to ensure data availability. Performed analysis of existing evaluation literature and reports, looking at both methods and findings; examined results of KRDS and other studies; examined management and internal data collected by ESRC and ESDS such as user statistics, internal reports, and the ESDS Mid-Term Review; performed semi-structured interviews, case studies, and an online survey of ESDS users and depositors Measurement, Targeted
Beagrie, N., & Houghton J. (2013).  The Value and Impact of the Archaeology Data Service: A Study and Methods for Enhancing Sustainability. Investigated and attempted to measure the value and impact of the Archaeology Data Service (ADS) Reviewed value and impact evaluation literature; analyzed ADS reports and documentation; conducted 15 interviews with ADS stakeholders; conducted 2 online surveys, one of ADS data depositors and one of ADS users Note: This study and the similar study of the British Atmospheric Data Centre (Node 34) both use the same value metrics framework Measurement, Metrics, Targeted
Beagrie, N., & Houghton J. (2013).  The Value and Impact of the British Atmospheric Data Centre. Surveyed and analyzed perceptions of the value of the digital collections held by the British Atmospheric Data Centre (BADC), and quantified the value and impact of those collections for BADC’s user community using a range of economic approaches; investigated the extension of the methodology used in Beagrie et al. 2012 and Beagrie and Houghton 2013a to the BADC. Note: The results of Beagrie et al. 2012, Beagrie and Houghton 2013a and Beagrie and Houghton 2013b were summarized and collated in Beagrie and Houghton 2014. Similar to Beagrie et al. 2012 and Beagrie and Houghton 2013, methods included a combination of literature and documentation review, review of reports from BADC, 13 interviews of BADC users and depositors, and two online surveys, one of BADC data depositors and one of BADC users. Note: This study and the similar study of the Archaeology Data Service (Node 33) both use the same value metrics framework Measurement, Targeted
Kroll, S., & Forsman R. (2010).  A Slice of Research Life: Information Support for Research in the United States. Investigated use of tools and services that support of all stages of the research life cycle in institutions of higher education in the U.S. Conducted a literature review and interviews with researchers, research assistants, graduate students, grant and other research administration specialists, and university administrators at four prominent US research institutions Measurement, Wider
Martinez-Uribe, L. (2009).  Using the Data Audit Framework: An Oxford Case Study. Piloted the Digital Asset Framework methodology in work to scope digital repository services for research data management Adapted the Digital Asset Framework methodology Measurement, Wider
Beagrie, N., & Houghton J. (2012).  Economic Impact Evaluation of the Economic and Social Data Service. Sought to (i) evaluate the economic benefits and impact of ESDS; and (ii) contribute to the further development of impact evaluation methods that can provide ESRC with robust estimates of the economic benefits of its data service infrastructure investments Conducted (i) desk-based analysis of existing evaluation literature and reports, looking at both methods and findings; (ii) existing data from KRDS and other studies; (iii) existing management and internal data collected by ESRC and ESDS such as user statistics, internal reports, and the ESDS Mid-Term Review; and (iv) original data collection in the form of semi-structured interviews, case studies, and an online survey of ESDS users and depositors Measurement, Metrics, Targeted
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