NSW NCSES: Can Network Measures Serve as Indicators of Knowledge Creation and Flow?


A Workshop- December 14th, 2016

George Washington University Center for International Scinece and Technology, Policy

I should like to venture the judgment that it is inadequate measurement, more than inadequate concept or hypothesis, that has plagued social researchers and prevented fuller explanations of the variances with which they are confounded. 

Hauser, 1969

Workshop Purpose
The National Science Board issues biennial Science and Engineering Indicators (S&EI) track major developments in U.S. and international science, technology, and engineering activities. The NSF reports are static representations of indicators of S&T activities. Measures of dynamic change and knowledge flows could add significant value to NSF’s reports and other measures of scientific activity. This 1-DAY workshop brings together leading thinkers, analysts, statisticians, and science policy scholars to examine whether network measures can be crafted into indicators that represent the position of the United States in the global network of science, as well as how we might use these network measures to represent excellence in research and/or flows of knowledge resulting from publicly funded research and development.

By Invitation Only

Reach out to Professor Nicholas Vonortas or Zlata Gogoleva at zlatag16@email.gwu.edu if you would like to attend.