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Authorship and e-science: Balancing epistemological trust and skepticism in the digital environment

Abstract:

In this article I consider the role of authorship in balancing epistemological trust and skepticism in e-science. Drawing on studies of the diagnostic practices of doctors in British breast care units and the gate-keeping practices of a Californian publisher of (professional and amateur) horticultural works, I suggest that conventions of authorial designation have an important role to play in nurturing the skepticism essential for scientific rigor within the framework of epistemological trust...

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10.1080/02691720902741381

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Journal:
Social Epistemology
Volume:
23
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-24
Publication date:
2009-01-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1464-5297
ISSN:
0269-1728
URN:
uuid:ef39e48b-b8e0-42bf-a045-0d86a8e67fd5
Source identifiers:
190227
Local pid:
pubs:190227
Language:
English
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