Evaluation in Scientific Organization: Status, Quality, Attention

Research Agenda I

The first line of my research inquiry is rooted in (macro)-organization theory and Science of Science. Science is probably the most notable form of collective intelligence in human history. The Ortega Hypothesis states that scientific advancement is driven by a collective of a large number of mediocre contributions (it has been challenged in numerous ways though).

Stratification in the academic ecosystem is really shaped by every single paper and citation. I am particularly interested in the distraction between status, quality, and distribution of attention in science – as a market – and how these social and institutional factors influence scientific evaluation and knowledge/innovation discovery. I apply simulation models and computational tools (natural language processing, machine learning, causal inference, etc.) to large-scale observational data. More to come.

Honglin (Carson) Bao
Honglin (Carson) Bao
A student in Organization, Behavior, and Computational Social Science