Characterizing a collaboration by its communication structure

dc.contributor.authorWüthrich, Adrian
dc.contributor.otherSpringer
dc.date.accessioned2023-11-10T10:14:53Z
dc.date.available2023-11-10T10:14:53Z
dc.date.issued2023-11-02
dc.description.abstractI present first results of my analysis of a collection of about 24,000 email messages from internal mailing lists of the ATLAS collaboration, at CERN, the particle physics laboratory, during the years 2010–2013. I represent the communication on these mailing lists as a network in which the members of the collaboration are connected if they reply to each other’s messages. Such a network allows me to characterize the collaboration from a bird’s eye view of its communication structure in epistemically relevant terms. I propose to interpret established measures such as the density of the network as indicators for the degree of “collaborativeness” of the collaboration and the presence of “communities” as a sign of cognitive division of labor. Similar methods have been used in philosophical and historical studies of collective knowledge generation but mostly at the level of information exchange, cooperation and competition between individual researchers or small groups. The present article aims to take initial steps towards a transfer of these methods and bring them to bear on the processes of collaboration inside a “collective author.”en
dc.description.sponsorshipTU Berlin, Open-Access-Mittel – 2023
dc.description.sponsorshipDFG, 234743567, FOR 2063: The Epistemology of the Large Hadron Collider
dc.description.sponsorshipEC/HE/101044932/EU/Network epistemology in practice/NEPI
dc.identifier.eissn1573-0964
dc.identifier.issn0039-7857
dc.identifier.urihttps://depositonce.tu-berlin.de/handle/11303/20593
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-19391
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject.ddc300 Sozialwissenschaften::380 Handel, Kommunikation, Verkehr::384 Kommunikation, Telekommunikation
dc.subject.otherscientific collaborationen
dc.subject.othernetwork analysisen
dc.subject.othersocial epistemologyen
dc.subject.otherdigital humanitiesen
dc.subject.otherhigh-energy physicsen
dc.subject.otherATLAS collaborationen
dc.subject.otherborn-digital sourcesen
dc.titleCharacterizing a collaboration by its communication structure
dc.typeArticle
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.articlenumber160
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.doi10.1007/s11229-023-04376-z
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.issue5
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.journaltitleSynthese
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublishernameSpringer Nature
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublisherplaceHeidelberg
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.volume202
dcterms.rightsHolder.referenceCreative-Commons-Lizenz
tub.accessrights.dnbfree
tub.affiliationFak. 1 Geistes- und Bildungswissenschaften::Inst. Philosophie-, Literatur-, Wissenschafts- und Technikgeschichte::N/A (Not Applicable)
tub.publisher.universityorinstitutionTechnische Universität Berlin

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