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Strategies and Recommendations for the Management of Uncertainty in Research Tools and Environments for Digital History

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, D02 PN40 College Green, Dublin, Ireland
Informatics 2019, 6(3), 36; https://doi.org/10.3390/informatics6030036
Received: 26 June 2019 / Revised: 16 August 2019 / Accepted: 29 August 2019 / Published: 1 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Collection Uncertainty in Digital Humanities)
This paper takes a high-level view of both the sources and status of uncertainty in historical research and the manners in which possible negative effects of this omnipresent characteristic might be managed and mitigated. It draws upon both the experience of a number of digital projects and research into the many-faceted concept of uncertainty in data, and in particular, it explores the conflicting strategies for the management of uncertainty in historical research processes that are reflected in the historiographical and digital humanities literature. Its intention is to support a dialogue between the humanities and computer science, able to realise the promise of digital humanities without a reversion to a new positivism in disciplines such as history and literary studies and it therefore concludes with recommendations for the developers of research tools and environments for digital history. View Full-Text
Keywords: arts and humanities research; digital humanities; research processes; uncertainty arts and humanities research; digital humanities; research processes; uncertainty
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Edmond, J. Strategies and Recommendations for the Management of Uncertainty in Research Tools and Environments for Digital History. Informatics 2019, 6, 36.

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