Authors: Rafael Veras, Christopher Collins
Abstract: This work investigates how exploration can enhance traditional scientific methodologies. Specifically, we look at the scientific reasoning process of student researchers involved with the Shark Bay Dolphin Research Project . We use the Invenio-Workflow system as a visual data exploration tool to see if it can augment traditional research methodology to enhance the scientific process. We find that seeing and interacting with dolphin social networks recreated in the software appears to offer benefits to traditional scientific inquiry.