Accountability and values in radically collaborative research


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Eric Winsberg
University of South Florida
Bryce Huebner
Georgetown University
Rebecca Kukla
Georgetown University
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This paper discusses a crisis of accountability that arises when scientific collaborations are massively epistemically distributed. We argue that social models of epistemic collaboration, which are social analogs to what Patrick Suppes called a “model of the experiment,” must play a role in creating accountability in these contexts. We also argue that these social models must accommodate the fact that the various agents in a collaborative project often have ineliminable, messy, and conflicting interests and values; any story about accountability in a massively distributed collaboration must therefore involve models of such interests and values and their methodological and epistemic effects
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DOI 10.1016/j.shpsa.2013.11.007
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