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Event: Workshop: Objectivity in Social Research

Event date May 23, 2019 - May 24, 2019
Location Norway
Host(s) University of Bergen
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Workshop: Objectivity in Social Research

23-24 May 2019

Department of Philosophy, University of Bergen (Seminar room 1, 1st floor).


Thursday 23. May

9:45 – 10:00    Welcome & Coffee

10:00 – 11:00  Inkeri Koskinen (University of Helsinki): Objectivity in Contexts

11:00 – 12:00  Julie Zahle (University of Bergen): The Objectivity of Qualitative Data Sets

12.00 – 13.30  Lunch

13.30 – 14.30  Petri Ylikoski (University of Helsinki): Humanistic Interpretation and Machine Learning

14.30 – 15:30  Catherine Herfeld and Charles Djordjevic (University of Zürich): The Evaluative Aspect of the Concept of Addiction in Economics: The Case of Gary Becker

15.30 – 16.00  Coffee etc.

16:00 – 17.00  Julian Reiss (Durham University): Robust Scientific Institutions as a Solution to Fact/Value Entanglement


Friday 24. May

10:00 – 11:00  Harold Kincaid (University of Cape Town): Live Empirical Issues in Debates over Objectivity

11:00 – 12:00  Maria Jiménez Buedo (UNED, Spain): Objectivity and Experimental Practices in the Social Sciences

12.00 – 13.15  Lunch

13.15 – 14.15  Rosie Worsdale and Jack Wright (Cambridge University): The Problems with

Context Independent Appeals to Objectivity: A Case Study of Gender Metrics

14.15 – 15:15  David Peterson (University of California): Statistical Objectivity and Metascience

15:15 – 15:30  Coffee, etc.

15.30 – 16.30  Erik Angner (University of Stockholm): tba


To attend the workshop, send an email to no later than 6 May. Please notice that only a limited number of spaces is available.

The workshop is organized by Julie Zahle (University of Bergen), Petri Ylikoski (University of Helsinki), and Erik Angner (University of Stockholm).





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