A Transdisciplinary Team
The need for data literate personnel ranges from open data to research data to business-critical data, and spans sectors, organizations, and fields. Addressing the need for data literacy, and the challenge of teaching it effectively, thus requires a transdisciplinary approach. Our team includes members from the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Science, Management, and Computer Science at Dalhousie University. Each has expertise and experience in various areas of data literacy in both teaching and research. The role of the team is to guide, inform, and supervise the knowledge synthesis; ensure the breadth and coverage of the review of literature; and connect research assistants to relevant literature and help assess the quality of informal documents.
Of course the backgrounds present on the team are not intended limit the scope; these fields are a starting point. We aim for a broad inquiry that draws on expertise from across the academic community, the private sector, and the public sector.
The project RAs take a strong leadership role, defining the scope and processing an incredible amount of material on which to based our synthesis.