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Research Data Management as a “wicked problem”. / Awre, Chris; Baxter, Jim; Clifford, Brian; Colclough, Janette; Cox, Andrew; Dods, Nick; Drummond, Paul; Fox, Yvonne; Gill, Martin; Gregory, Kerry; Gurney, Anita; Harland, Juliet; Khokhar, Masud; Lowe, Dawn; O'Beirne, Ronan; Proudfoot, Rachel; Schwamm, Hardy; Smith, Andrew; Verbaan, Eddy; Waller, Liz; Williamson, Laurian; Wolf, Martin; Zawadzki, Matthew.

In: Library Review, Vol. 64, No. 4-5, 2015, p. 356-371.

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Awre, C, Baxter, J, Clifford, B, Colclough, J, Cox, A, Dods, N, Drummond, P, Fox, Y, Gill, M, Gregory, K, Gurney, A, Harland, J, Khokhar, M, Lowe, D, O'Beirne, R, Proudfoot, R, Schwamm, H, Smith, A, Verbaan, E, Waller, L, Williamson, L, Wolf, M & Zawadzki, M 2015, 'Research Data Management as a “wicked problem”', Library Review, vol. 64, no. 4-5, pp. 356-371. https://doi.org/10.1108/LR-04-2015-0043

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Awre, C., Baxter, J., Clifford, B., Colclough, J., Cox, A., Dods, N., Drummond, P., Fox, Y., Gill, M., Gregory, K., Gurney, A., Harland, J., Khokhar, M., Lowe, D., O'Beirne, R., Proudfoot, R., Schwamm, H., Smith, A., Verbaan, E., ... Zawadzki, M. (2015). Research Data Management as a “wicked problem”. Library Review, 64(4-5), 356-371. https://doi.org/10.1108/LR-04-2015-0043

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Awre C, Baxter J, Clifford B, Colclough J, Cox A, Dods N et al. Research Data Management as a “wicked problem”. Library Review. 2015;64(4-5):356-371. https://doi.org/10.1108/LR-04-2015-0043

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Awre, Chris ; Baxter, Jim ; Clifford, Brian ; Colclough, Janette ; Cox, Andrew ; Dods, Nick ; Drummond, Paul ; Fox, Yvonne ; Gill, Martin ; Gregory, Kerry ; Gurney, Anita ; Harland, Juliet ; Khokhar, Masud ; Lowe, Dawn ; O'Beirne, Ronan ; Proudfoot, Rachel ; Schwamm, Hardy ; Smith, Andrew ; Verbaan, Eddy ; Waller, Liz ; Williamson, Laurian ; Wolf, Martin ; Zawadzki, Matthew. / Research Data Management as a “wicked problem”. In: Library Review. 2015 ; Vol. 64, No. 4-5. pp. 356-371.

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title = "Research Data Management as a “wicked problem”",
abstract = "Purpose– The purpose of this paper is to explore the usefulness of the concept to thinking about Research Data Management (RDM). The concept of “wicked problems” seeks to differentiate very complex, intractable challenges from tamer issues where approaches to problem solving are well-understood.Design/methodology/approach– The paper is based on and co-authored by a collaboration of practitioners from libraries, information technology and research administration, with facilitators from the Sheffield Information School. Participants worked together in two-day-long workshops to understand the wicked problem concept and advice on leadership in wicked problem contexts.Findings– Participants concurred that RDM had many features of a wicked problem and most of Grint{\textquoteright}s advice on leadership for wicked problems also resonated. Some elements of the issue were simple; participants were optimistic about improving the situation over time. Participants were resistant to the more negative or fatalistic connotations of the phrase “wicked problem”. Viewing RDM as a wicked problem is an interesting way of looking at it as a challenge for support professionals.Practical implications– The notion of a wicked problem is a generative concept that can be usefully added to professional vocabulary.Originality/value– The paper captures an in-depth response from practitioners to the notion of wicked problems as a lens for examining RDM.",
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author = "Chris Awre and Jim Baxter and Brian Clifford and Janette Colclough and Andrew Cox and Nick Dods and Paul Drummond and Yvonne Fox and Martin Gill and Kerry Gregory and Anita Gurney and Juliet Harland and Masud Khokhar and Dawn Lowe and Ronan O'Beirne and Rachel Proudfoot and Hardy Schwamm and Andrew Smith and Eddy Verbaan and Liz Waller and Laurian Williamson and Martin Wolf and Matthew Zawadzki",
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AU - Drummond, Paul

AU - Fox, Yvonne

AU - Gill, Martin

AU - Gregory, Kerry

AU - Gurney, Anita

AU - Harland, Juliet

AU - Khokhar, Masud

AU - Lowe, Dawn

AU - O'Beirne, Ronan

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AU - Schwamm, Hardy

AU - Smith, Andrew

AU - Verbaan, Eddy

AU - Waller, Liz

AU - Williamson, Laurian

AU - Wolf, Martin

AU - Zawadzki, Matthew

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