IS 590TR Information Transfer and Collaboration in Science

This seminar examines the role of information in the production of scientific knowledge. Building on a foundation of classic readings in the history and sociology of science, the course will cover a range of contemporary research on scientific communication, collaboration, research practice, and informatics. The focus is on formal and informal information transfer and communication, both amongst scientists and between scientists and external stakeholders (such as industry partners, policymakers, and members of the public), as a social phenomenon and implications for collaborative science and e-science. 

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Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).