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By Tammera M. Race, Stephann Makri

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Accidental details Discovery: Cultivating Serendipity within the electronic Age offers readers with an enticing dialogue at the methods serendipity―defined because the unintentional discovery of valued information―plays a major function in inventive problem-solving.

This insightful source brings jointly discussions on serendipity and data discovery, learn in machine and knowledge technological know-how, and fascinating recommendations at the inventive technique. 5 thorough chapters discover the importance of serendipity in creativity and innovation, the features of serendipity-friendly instruments and minds, and the way destiny discovery environments may perhaps inspire serendipity.

  • Examines serendipity in a multidisciplinary context
  • Bridges thought and practice
  • Explores electronic details landscapes of the longer term with essays from present researchers
  • Brings the idea that of unintentional discovery and its price entrance and center

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Faculty and librarians can encourage students to develop scholarly relationships (which may lead to serendipity) by: • Introducing the practice of citation chaining. Once a searcher identifies at least one scholar whose research relates to the current problem being investigated, students can practice forward chaining (looking up documents that have cited the current article) or backward chaining (following the reference list of the article found) (Ellis, 1993, p. 482). • Requiring students to write to scholars whose work engages them.

It takes time for a bystander to fully distinguish who is saying what and why. It takes time to tease out whose perspective is most respected and what types of proof convinces them. Most of all, it takes audacity to join in. This rhetorical approach to research provides students a new way to map resources. Reading means not only noting relevant information; it also means capturing the network of arguments, attitudes, and relationships. The conversational metaphor can help students anticipate how new sources might inform their projects, especially when the strategy is combined with an understanding about how conversations typically play out within disciplines.

Serendipity relations happen more often with more experienced entrepreneurs and scholars, who “tend to have richer social networks [that] . . expose them to information flows that make them more likely to encounter contingencies” (Dew, 2009, p. 748). But the focus for novice researchers should not be “about establishing relations with only the right person, but rather whether the researcher can make use of the relationships” (Fine & Deegan, 1996, p. 441). Once a problem has been identified, analytical serendipity (Fine & Deegan, 1996, p.

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