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Workpackage2: Conceptual Model PDF Print E-mail

Month 1 - Month 12

Workpackage lead: FrontiersIn.

Partners involved: UMA, CICE, UDE, FR, RICYT.

The objectives of this workpackage are:

  • to specify a conceptual model identifying key actors, communities and social networks involved in the social appropriation of knowledge.
  • to identify social network indices, visual representations and analytical tools supporting semi-automatic characterization of the social networks and communities specified by the model.

Relationship with the specific objectives: SO1Create a general framework modelling the actors, relationships, communities and emergent research social networks involved in the production of scientific research, in the dissemination of research results and in the translation of these results into products, services and socially important ideas., SO3Create data-driven models of specific actors, communities and networks relevant to the three case studies mentioned above..

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Task 2.1: Literature review (M1-M3)

Responsible:FrontiersIn (3PM)

Contributors: UDE (1PM), FR (1PM), RICYT (1PM)

Task 2.2: Define requirements (M1-M6)

Responsible: FrontiersIn (3PM)

Contributors: UDE (2PM), UMA (1PM), RICYT (1PM)

Task 2.3: Define Conceptual Model (M1-M6)

Responsible: FrontiersIn (3PM)

Contributors: UDE (3PM), RICYT (2PM), UMA (1PM)

Task 2.4: Identification of data sources, indices, representations and tools (M6-M12)

Responsible: FrontiersIn (3PM)

Contributors: FR (2PM), CICE (2PM), UDE (1PM)


Deliverable D2.1 Literature review (M3)

Abstract: This report provides an overview of the literature in the main areas of research relevant to the SISOB project. In each case, the review is informed by the basic conceptual model underlying the project. The paper provides a preliminary outline of the model, going on to review the concepts and conceptual tools that will drive the project: social networks, Social Network Analysis and related tools and technologies. The final section provides a review of the concepts, theories and experimental work that underlie the three SISOB case studies, dedicated to researcher mobility, knowledge sharing and peer review respectively, and illustrates how the research described relates to the SISOB conceptual model.

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Deliverable D2.2 Requirements document and specification of conceptual model (M6)

Abstract: This report describes a Conceptual Model designed to provide a unifying framework for the studies and tools planned for later phases of the SISOB project. The model defines a shared vocabulary for use within the project, and makes explicit the central assumptions underlying the work of the project. After a summary review of the relevant literature and of basic assumptions, the report outlines the main entities and relationships in the model and provides a preliminary picture of the way the model will be operationalized in the planned case studies.

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Deliverable D2.3 Detailed specification of indices, representations and tools (M12)

Abstract: This report provides a concise description of the data and indicators that will be used in the three SISOB case studies on social mobility (Chapter 2), knowledge sharing (Chapter 3) and peer review (Chapter 4). In each case, we define the hypotheses we seek to test, “base variables” (input variables used to calculate indicators), dependent variables and independent variables. Where relevant, we include observations on the rationale underlying the choice of indicators, and qualitative aspects of the methods used in their calculation. For a mathematical treatment the reader is referred to D4.2 .

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Milestone number Milestone name
Lead name Delivery date Comments
MS1 Conceptual Model FrontiersIn Month 8 Report on the conceptual model