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Discrimination and Collaboration in Science

Rubin, Hannah and O'Connor, Cailin (2017) Discrimination and Collaboration in Science. Philosophy of Science.

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We use game theoretic models to take an in-depth look at the dynamics of discrimination and academic collaboration. We find that in collaboration networks, small minority groups may be more likely to end up being discriminated against while collaborating. We also find that discrimination can lead members of different social groups to mostly collaborate with in-group members, decreasing the effective diversity of the social network. Drawing on previous work, we discuss how decreases in the diversity of scientific collaborations might negatively impact the progress of epistemic communities.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Rubin, Hannahhannahr@uci.edu
O'Connor, Cailincailino@uci.edu
Keywords: network, epistemic community, discrimination, collaboration, bargaining, red king, segregation, game theory, evolutionary game theory, agent based modeling
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Economics
General Issues > Feminist Approaches
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Specific Sciences > Sociology
Depositing User: Dr. Cailin O'Connor
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2017 15:55
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2017 15:55
Item ID: 14121
Journal or Publication Title: Philosophy of Science
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Economics
General Issues > Feminist Approaches
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Specific Sciences > Sociology
Date: 13 November 2017
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14121

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