Category Archives: Data-Driven Research

DR2@STOREP: quantitative history of ideas between philosophy and economics

We are proud to announce that several DR2 members will be present at the 17th Annual Conference of STOREP (Associazione Italiana per la Storia dell’Economia Politica || Italian Association for the History of Economic Thought). This is now a well-established … Continue reading

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New DR2 Paper is out on Synthese

We are pleased to announce that a new paper by DR2 co-founders Guido Bonino and Paolo Tripodi, together with another DR2 affiliate member, Paolo Maffezioli, has been published on Synthese: “Logic in analytic philosophy: a quantitative analysis”.  Abstract: Using quantitative … Continue reading

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Building a flow map from scrap

By Emiliano Tolusso Maps are a pleasant and handy way of visualizing spatial data. Choropleths especially are widely employed in the visual description of spatial phenomena. However, as much as traditional maps are a popular solution, they suffer from a … Continue reading

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Practices and Malpractices. What the Analysis of Retractions can Tell us about the Research Ethos of the Humanities

By Eugenio Petrovich In the last decades, the number of retractions of scientific articles has significantly grown in all disciplines (Steen et al., 2013). Even prestigious journals such as Science are not immune to such growth (Wray & Andersen, 2018). … Continue reading

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DR2-INTERVIEWS: Interview with Peter De Bolla

With this interview we open the series of the “DR2-Interviews”, a new section of this blog dedicated to questions and answers about the use of quantitative methods. A few months ago one of our members, Paolo Babbiotti, was in Cambridge … Continue reading

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Drawing maps with R. A basic tutorial

By Eugenio Petrovich Maps are a powerful tool to visualize information. Plotting data on a map can reveal trends and patterns that are difficult to spot by inspecting a spreadsheet. Maps are also very useful to communicate information to the … Continue reading

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DR2 at the Vienna station

The papers presented by DR2 members Eugenio Petrovich, Guido Bonino and Paolo Tripodi have been accepted at the ninth annual conference of the Society for the Study of the History of Analytic philosophy, to be held in Vienna on July … Continue reading

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Journal of Interdisciplinary History of Ideas

The following papers, delivered at the first DR2 Conference (Turin 2017) and then  submitted to Open Peer Review, have now been accepted by the  Journal of Interdisciplinary History of Ideas and will appear on the next issue of the journal: Eugenio Petrovich … Continue reading

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A short and informal replication of Petrovich and Buonomo 2018

We receive and gladly publish this post from Maximilian Noichl, a MA student at the University of Vienna (check his website and his recent publication). I recently came across a very interesting study by Eugenio Petrovich and Valerio Buonomo (2018), … Continue reading

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A quantitative history of “Philosophy of Science”

Three reseachers from the University of Québec, Montréal – Christophe Malaterre, Jean-François Chartier, and Davide Pulizzotto (the latter also being an affiliate member of DR2 group) have recently published an intriguing paper entitled What Is This Thing Called Philosophy of Science? … Continue reading

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