Interactional Expertise

New publications: Expertise Revisited

Posted on 18 September 2015 by Robert Evans

Studies in History and Philosophy of Science has recently published a number of articles dealing with the idea of interactional expertise (Goddiksen 2014; Plaisance and Kennedy 2014; Reyes-Galindo and Duarte 2015). In a new pair of linked papers, we respond to these critiques papers by re-examining the foundations of interactional and contributory expertise and explaining
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SEESHOP8

Posted on 10 July 2014 by Robert Evans

This year’s SEESHOP was held in Waterloo, Ontario from 9 to 12 June. Like SEESHOP 7, it was co-located with the annual meetings of SRPoiSE and the STIR Project. A full programme is available from the Communities of Integration website. The SEESHOP programme was one of the best we have had and contained a wide
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Budapest Fieldwork and LO Workshop

Posted on 30 May 2014 by Robert Evans

Budapest Fieldwork and LO Workshop Earlier this month, the IMGAME team spent a very pleasant, if rather hectic, week in Budapest. Over the course of six days, we managed to run two Step One sessions and also collected data from nearly 800 Step Two participants. We also had a very successful LO workshop and gave
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Experimental Social Science Workshop

Posted on 9 May 2014 by Robert Evans

On Monday 28 April Rob Evans and Martin Weinel were in Helsinki at the Experimental Social Science workshop organised by Professor Petri Ylikoski of Helsinki University. The workshop explored the different ways in which experimental approaches are being used within the social sciences. This diversity was nicely illustrated by the three presentations that made up
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New Imitation Game Paper

Posted on 2 May 2014 by Robert Evans

Rik Wehrens, one of the local organisers on the IMGAME project, has just had a paper published based on his own Imitation Game research. The paper examines the use of the Imitation Game to research patient-provider communication in the care of patients with chronic illness. The paper is published in Health Care Analysis and is
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IMGAME fieldwork in Wroclaw

Posted on 31 March 2014 by Robert Evans

In March 2013, the IMGAME project went to the Department of Economic Psychology in the Polish University of Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty in Wroclaw to conduct Imitation Games on the topic of sexuality; specifically, to what extent can straight men pass as gay. The topic is interesting because of the changing attitudes to homosexuality
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IMGAME Fieldwork in Cape Town

Posted on 19 March 2014 by Martin Weinel

Two members of the IMGAME team went to Cape Town at the end of February to repeat an experiment on ‘race’, which had first been done almost exactly one year ago in collaboration with Jeremy Seekings and Rebecca Maughan-Brown at the Centre for Social Science Research at the University of Cape Town (UCT). Last year’s
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Geneva IMGAMEs

Posted on 18 March 2014 by Robert Evans

The IMGAME project was in Switzerland from Monday 10 March to Wednesday 12 March as guests of the University of Geneva’s Confucius Institute. The visit had two main purposes: the first was to build links with colleagues in Geneva and China and the second was to run some Imitation Games that touched on the extremely
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Granada – Playing IMGAMEs with Groups

Posted on 27 January 2014 by Martin Weinel

The IMGAME team went to Granada, Spain, in early November 2013 to play an Imitation Game on gender. We wanted to find out how well females were able to pretend to be males and males were able to pretend to be females. Given the potential abundance of participants, we also decided to experiment with a
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Imitation Game – Trondheim

Posted on 2 January 2014 by Martin Weinel

The IMGAME team went to Trondheim, Norway in early November to conduct another Imitation Game on religiosity. The main aim was to find out how well non-Christian students were able to pretend to be active and practicing Christians. This experiment was the second of its kind in Trondheim and was designed as a repeat study
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