This is just the announcement of the research plan, so it won’t be of interest to everybody. I’m posting it because it will be of interest to some of you; perhaps
(In the latter two cases, you might even have some thoughts to share with the author.)
Summary of the research:
As a postdoc with rOpenSci, I have begun a qualitative, ethnographic project to explore the organizational and social processes involved in making open science the norm in two disciplines: astronomy and ecology. […] I aim to answer the following research questions (RQ):
- RQ1a: What are the primary motivations of scientists who actively engage with open science infrastructures?
- RQ1b: What are the factors that influence resistance to open science among some scientists?
- RQ2: What strategies do open science infrastructure leaders use to encourage participation, govern contributions, and overcome resistance to open science infrastructure use?
- a. To what extent do governance strategies balance standardization and flexibility, centralization and decentralization, and voluntary and mandatory contributions?
- b. By what mechanisms are open science policies and practices enforced?
- c. What are the commonalities and differences in the rationale behind choices of governance strategies?