The Epistemic Value of Open Science

Open Science Journal

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Field Value
 
Title The Epistemic Value of Open Science
 
Creator Chavanayarn, Siraprapa
 
Subject Epistemology
Open Science, Open Collaborative Science, Citizen Science, Epistemic Value
 
Description Open science refers to all scientific culture that is described by its openness. It may often include features of open access, open data, and open source. Fecher and Friesike (2014) identify five open science schools of thought: the public school, which is about the accessibility of knowledge creation; the democratic school, which is about equality of access to knowledge; the pragmatic school, which is about collaborative research; the infrastructure school, which is about the technological architecture; and the measurement school, which is about alternative impact measurement. This article argues that there are only two open science schools, the public and democratic iterations, that can defend themselves against the serious epistemic objections to open science. In addition, if society supports an “open discussion” policy, societies will gain much more benefit from open science. These two schools, therefore, have more epistemic value than the other schools.
 
Publisher Open Science Journal
 
Contributor Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
 
Date 2018-07-01
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://osjournal.org/ojs/index.php/OSJ/article/view/1664
10.23954/osj.v3i3.1664
 
Source Open Science Journal; Vol 3, No 3 (2018): Open Science Journal
2466-4308
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://osjournal.org/ojs/index.php/OSJ/article/view/1664/177
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2018 Open Science Journal
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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