Association for Interdisciplinary Meta-Research and Open Science Annual Conference

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Workshop: The trouble with disciplines

This workshop will equip you with a range of ways to think about academic disciplines, and will be particularly helpful for those wanting exposure to theories and approaches from established traditions for studying science. Disciplines are an obvious feature of the scientific landscape, but their influence and importance is little discussed, even within research about scientific practice. Very few empirical studies directly tackle disciplinary difference in research contexts, and the literature about disciplines is itself fragmented along disciplinary lines. In this workshop I present an interactive tour of the literature about disciplines, including a range of perspectives relevant to meta-science drawn from four established traditions: Sociology of Scientific Knowledge, Sociology of Professions, Science and Technology Studies, and Higher Education Research. In addition, I present four challenges which complicate the study of disciplines. Practical examples are provided from population health research, an area of science which exhibits substantial disciplinary diversity.
Period1 Dec 2021
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionInternational