Solar and Stellar Group Seminar: Comparing Field Specific Forms of Open Science – Introduction of a Case Study in Solar Physics (Theresa Velden & Nathalie Schwichtenberg)

  • Date: Nov 5, 2019
  • Time: 11:00 - 12:00
  • Speaker: Theresa Velden & Nathalie Schwichtenberg
  • German Centre of Higher Education and Science Studies
  • Location: MPS
  • Room: Auditorium
  • Host: Sami Solanki
Solar and Stellar Group Seminar: Comparing Field Specific Forms of Open Science – Introduction of a Case Study in Solar Physics (Theresa Velden & Nathalie Schwichtenberg)
One of Open Science’s visions is to increase the quality and efficiency of scientific research by making research data, computer code, and other resources created in the research process, publicly available. This vision critically depends on the willingness of research groups to share. In this talk we will introduce an ongoing research project of the Junior Research Group ‘Field Specific Forms of Open Science’, that seeks to inform science policy on how field-specific factors influence decisions of researchers to share or not to share. The project employs a multi-method approach including ethnographic field studies, expert interviews, bibliometric mapping, and online surveys in order to examine differences in sharing across research fields in biology, chemistry, and physics. Our particular focus is on how decisions to share are influenced by the way knowledge is produced (the kind of research problems addressed, methods used, the type of empirical objects studied).

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