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Science Studies Research Group

Science studies research group

Science studies research group investigates the epistemic, psychological, social and societal dimensions of the production of scientific knowledge. The changing relationship between science and society in the current knowledge-intensive economy and the shifting emphases in science, higher education and innovation policies form a common context for the research carried out in the group. Within this context, the focus is on examining how these macro-level transformations shape and shake research practices and ideals, power relations in science, the construction of academic identities, and scientific values and ethos. The research of the group is characterized by combining science studies with higher education research and sensitivity for disciplinary differences. The key research areas include conflicting temporalities in research work, academic career building, publishing patterns and productivity in different disciplinary and institutional settings, controversies and boundary-work in science, and societal position and impact of social sciences. Methodologically the group relies on a diversity of approaches, ranging from quantitative bibliometric and survey research to narrative and rhetorical analysis of various kinds of qualitative material.



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