When data replace norms: Platformisation of knowledge production

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Title: When data replace norms: Platformisation of knowledge production
Authors: Ma, Lai
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/12990
Date: 13-Aug-2021
Online since: 2022-07-11T11:22:36Z
Abstract: Little attention has been paid to the research infrastructure that is tracing, tracking, monitoring and benchmarking individuals' and groups' performance and their implications for epistemic cultures and knowledge production. This paper discusses how the use of evaluative metrics and the dominence of data analytics can lead to platformisation of knowledge production by examining the normative view of science and epistemic cultures and the current development of research infrastructure such as vertical integration of research products. This paper argues that the dominance of commercial platformisation can decimate the negotiation powers of those who produce and review scientific outputs because researchers are acculturated to chase after funding, metrics, and data-driven economic and societal impacts. It is the objective of this paper to open up critical examination of the platformisation of knowledge production.
Type of material: Conference Publication
Keywords: Data brokersEpistemic culturesEvaluative metricsKnowledge productionPlatform capitalismSurveillance capitalism
Other versions: https://aisel.aisnet.org/amcis2021/social_inclusion/social_inclusion/7/
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: AMCIS 2021 Proceedings
Conference Details: 27th Annual Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS, held online 9-13 August 2021
ISBN: 9781733632584
This item is made available under a Creative Commons License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
Appears in Collections:Information and Communication Studies Research Collection

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