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2013 | 13 | 3(27) | 295-310

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Some issues in creating and diffusing scientific information


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Wybrane kwestie tworzenia i rozpowszechniania informacji naukowych

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Scientific information is elementary for human development processes. The creation and control of information may be an important determinant of development, and besides creating a competitive advantage, also result in increasing disparities in economic and social development. Challenges in the diffusion of scientific information will be discussed in the context of the importance of funding and property rights. Based on two case studies, the authors address the importance of oversimplification and the problem of manipulation of information.
Informacje naukowe są podstawą procesu rozwoju ludzkości. Tworzenie i kontrola informacji może stanowić istotną determinantę rozwoju, a poza budowaniem przewagi konkurencyjnej skutkuje również rosnącymi nierównościami w rozwoju społeczno-gospodarczym. Wyzwania związane z rozpowszechnianiem informacji naukowych zostały omówione w kontekście znaczenia finansowania oraz praw własności. Opierając się na dwóch studiach przypadków, autorzy rozważają rolę nadmiernego upraszczania oraz problem manipulowania informacjami.







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  • Opole University, Poland
  • University of York, England
  • High School no. 2 “K.F. Libelt”, Krotoszyn, Poland


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