• Trusting Others to ‘Do the Math’

    Author(s):
    Rebecca Sutton Koeser (see profile)
    Date:
    2016
    Subject(s):
    Digital humanities
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    digital publishing, research software engineers, software development
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6T90P
    Abstract:
    Researchers effectively trust the work of others anytime they use software tools or custom software. In this article I explore this notion of trusting others, using Digital Humanities as a focus, and drawing on my own experience. Software is inherently flawed and limited, so its use in scholarship demands better practices and terminology, to review research software and describe development processes. It is also important to make research software engineers and their work more visible, both for the purposes of review and credit.
    Notes:
    Published as part of a special issue on "Software and Scholarship" guest edited by Tara Andrews.
    Metadata:
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    Journal article    
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    1 month ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives
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