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Can I believe what I see? Data visualization and trust in the humanities (2021)


Questions of trust are increasingly important in relation to data and its use. The authors focus on humanities data and its visualization, through analysis of their own recent projects with museums, archives and libraries internationally. Their account connects the specifics of hands-on digital humanities work to larger epistemological questions. They discuss the sources of potential mistrust, and examine how different expectations and assumptions emerge depending on the use and user of the data; they offer a simple schema through which the implications may be traced. It is argued that vital issues of trust can be engaged with through design, which, rather than being conceived as a cosmetic finish, is seen as contributing insights and questions that affect the whole process. The article concludes with recommendations intended to be useful in both theory and practice.

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Authors & Contributors
Franklin, Allan D.
Goodwin, C. James
Cambrosio, Alberto
Keating, Peter
Krohs, Ulrich
Feinerer, Ingo
History of Psychology
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Archive for History of Exact Sciences
Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences
Metascience: An International Review Journal for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science
e-Perimetron: International Web Journal on Sciences and Technologies Affined to History of Cartography and Maps
MIT Press
University of Minnesota
Palgrave Macmillan
Digital humanities
Data analysis
Research methods
Data collection; methods
Michelson, Albert Abraham
Morley, Edward Williams
Skinner, Burrhus Frederic
Latour, Bruno
Time Periods
20th century
19th century
21st century
20th century, late
20th century, early
18th century
United States
Utrecht (Netherlands)
Lagos, Nigeria
University of Aberdeen

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