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HIVK01061U  Kbh: Videnskabelig kommunikation og forskningsanalyse, Konstituerende valg A2 Årgang 2016/2017

Engelsk titel
Kbh: Scholarly Communication and science Studies, Constituent elective A2

Kursusinformation

SprogEngelsk
Point15 ECTS
NiveauKandidat
Varighed1 semester
Placering
Forår
Skemagruppe
Se skema under kursusbeskrivelsen, oktober 2016.
Kursuskapacitet35 deltagere
Efter- og videreuddannelse
StudienævnDet Informationsvidenskabelige Akademi
Udbydende institut
  • Det Informationsvidenskabelige Akademi
Kursusansvarlig
  • Birger Hjørland (15-646b74696774306a6c71746e637066426a776f306d7730666d)
Undervisere
Birger Hjørland &
Alesia Ann Zuccala
Gemt den 04-11-2016
Uddannelse

Informationsvidenskab og kulturformidling, STO 2016

Kursusindhold

Actors, institutions and processes in scientific and scholarly communication. Actors include researchers, mediators (with, for example, peer reviewers and information specialists) and users. Institutions include, for example, publishers, libraries, journals, databases, disciplines and Cochrane centers. Processes include, for example, knowledge production, information seeking and retrieval, research evaluation, and information dissemination.   

The actors, institutions and processes are studied from different perspectives, including sociological, philosophical, science studies and bibliometric perspectives, but always with a specific focus on information studies. 

Among the concepts covered are the information chain, UNISIST model, digital media, Wikipedia, information quality, theories and traditions, (including Robert K. Merton' normative view and social epistemology) and their importance for the study of scholarly communication.

Målbeskrivelser

Competence objectives for the module

The objective of the module is to provide the student with

knowledge and understanding of:

  • Positions and basic concepts in science studies

  • Knowledge production in different fields and domains, including social sectors, research fields, research traditions, as well as the interaction between these sectors and their patterns of publication and forms of documents.

  • Bibliometric models and methods for research analysis and studies of scholarly communication.

skills in:

  • Describing different theories, methods, and traditions in science studies

competences in:

  • Discuss concepts in the sociology of science and the philosophy of science in specific problems in relation to scholarly communication

  • To plan and make bibliometric investigations of knowledge production and knowledge mediation.

 

Academic objectives

The examinee is able to

  • In a reflective way to set out positions and basic concepts in the sociology of science and their importance for knowledge production and its application and impact.
  • Independent design and complete bibliometric analyses of knowledge production and its later application i a given domain.
  • To reflect upon theoretical and methodological strengths and weaknesses in studies of knowledge production and scholarly communication by the candidate herself or by other authors.
Undervisningsmateriale

Eksempler på litteratur der tænkes anvendt på kurset:

  • Cotta-Schønberg, Michael (2012). Forskningsbibliotekernes strategiske situation 2012. I: Viden i spil: Forskningsbibliotekernes funktioner i forandring. (21-66). Frederiksberg: Samfundslitteratur (or corresponding text in English) 
  • Hjørland, Birger (2016). Informetrics needs a foundation in the theory of science. In Cassidy Sugimoto (red.). Theories of Informetrics and Scholarly Communication (pp. 20-46) Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.
  • Regazzi, John J. (2015). Big data, big science, and social acedemic networks. In Scholarly communications: A history from content as king to content as kingmaker (pp. 209-222). Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.
  •  Willinsky, John & Moorhead, Laura (2014). How the rise of open access is altering journal publishing. In The future of the academic journal. 2nd. edition (pp. 195-222). Oxford: Chandos.
Undervisningsform
Class teaching, lectures, group work, and seminars based on the interests and projects of the participants.
Tilmelding
Selvbetjeningen på KUnet
Eksamen (Written take-home assignment, optional)
Point15 ECTS
Prøveform
Skriftlig aflevering
Exam language: Danish or English
Extent: 15-20 normalsider + 10 normalsider pr. studerende udover én.
HjælpemidlerAlle hjælpemidler tilladt
Bedømmelsesform7-trins skala
CensurformIngen ekstern censur
Eksamensperiode

Summer exam 2017

Reeksamen

Same exam form as the ordinary exam. August 2017

Arbejdsbelastning
KategoriTimer
Holdundervisning45
Eksamen120
Forberedelse245,8
I alt 410,8
Gemt den 04-11-2016