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dc.contributor.authorMiedema, Frank
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-15T15:28:25Z
dc.date.available2021-11-15T15:28:25Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifierONIX_20211115_9789402421156_29
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/51498
dc.description.abstractThis open access book provides a broad context for the understanding of current problems of science and of the different movements aiming to improve the societal impact of science and research. The author offers insights with regard to ideas, old and new, about science, and their historical origins in philosophy and sociology of science, which is of interest to a broad readership. The book shows that scientifically grounded knowledge is required and helpful in understanding intellectual and political positions in various discussions on the grand challenges of our time and how science makes impact on society. The book reveals why interventions that look good or even obvious, are often met with resistance and are hard to realize in practice. Based on a thorough analysis, as well as personal experiences in aids research, university administration and as a science observer, the author provides - while being totally open regarding science's limitations- a realistic narrative about how research is conducted, and how reliable ‘objective’ knowledge is produced. His idea of science, which draws heavily on American pragmatism, fits in with the global Open Science movement. It is argued that Open Science is a truly and historically unique movement in that it translates the analysis of the problems of science into major institutional actions of system change in order to improve academic culture and the impact of science, engaging all actors in the field of science and academia.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PD Science: general issues::PDA Philosophy of science
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHB Sociology
dc.subject.otheropen access and society
dc.subject.otherscience and society
dc.subject.otherscience in transition to open access
dc.subject.otherscience in social contexts
dc.subject.othertransition to open science
dc.subject.otherideologies and myths about science
dc.subject.otheropen access
dc.titleOpen Science: the Very Idea
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1007/978-94-024-2115-6
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy6c6992af-b843-4f46-859c-f6e9998e40d5
oapen.relation.isbn9789402421156
oapen.imprintSpringer Netherlands
oapen.pages247


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