S. (Selen) Eren, MSc
My Ph.D. project investigates (1) how bird ecologists create knowledge claims in contemporary knowledge infrastructures where the emerging and long-standing data collection and analysis techniques are used at the same time, (2) as well as how to contribute to such knowledge infrastructures by tackling credibility issues, found in the literature and observed in the study case, in a non-positivist approach.
The main research question: What types of interactions, practices, and framings are needed for knowledge infrastructures (KI) to ensure the quality of scientific knowledge claims (i.e., scientific credibility) while acknowledging the normative role that human stakeholders, tools, models, data, and even animals play in generating such claims?
I will answer this question in the context of bird ecologists, based on ethnographic research. In order to answer the main research question, I broke it down into sub-questions to tackle the issue step by step: (1) What is a knowledge infrastructure? (2) How credibility is currently ensured? (both at micro-meso & meso-macro level) (3) What is missing, and what can be done about it?
- Member of Data Research Center of Campus Fryslan
- Co-creator of iris, The Crowd-Sourced Turkish Science & Technology Studies Encyclopedia
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