PhD midway seminar: Kari-Elisabeth Vambeseth Skogen
Kari-Elisabeth Vambeseth Skogen is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture (TIK). This seminar marks her midway evaluation.
About the project
The impact of research on policy: an empirical study of the use of scientific knowledge in policymaking
When developing a policy, elected politicians make the final decisions, but they are far from alone in the process of developing the policy at hand. Surrounding the politicians is an army of government officials with the (almost) sole purpose of hand assist the current sitting Government. Government officials are the ones expected to gather the best and most relevant knowledge, assess them and recommend future actions to their political leadership. Followingly, government officials are the practical policymakers. But are these employees able and capable to gather and assess “the best available knowledge” at all times? And what conditions determine whether they are?
This thesis looks closer at government officials and how, when and why they use or don’t use scientific research in their work. The final thesis will consist of three scientific papers.
Professor Taran Thune (TIK, UiO)
Professor Magnus Gulbrandsen (TIK, UiO)
Associate Professor Gemma Derrick (University of Bristol, UK)
Associate Professor Ingvild Reymert (OsloMet)
About Kari-Elisabeth Vambeseth Skogen
Kari-Elisabeth Vambeseth Skogen is a PhD candidate at the TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture at the University of Oslo and part of the Oslo Institute for Research on the Impact of Science (OSIRIS).
How to participate
The seminar is open to everyone. The manuscript is available upon request. Please send the request to Kari-Elisabeth Vambeseth Skogen (firstname.lastname@example.org).