• COVID-19
  • 情報・システム



  • 参画・協力機関: 国立環境研究所, 東京大学, 豊橋技術科学大学, 放送大学, 早稲田大学
  • キーワード: COVID-19, 科学技術社会論, 計算社会科学, ネットワーク分析, 自然言語処理, リスクコミュニケーション
  • 研究開発期間: 2020年9月~2024年3月 (進行中)
  • グラント番号: JPMJRX20J3
  • 開発者

    田中 幹人

    早稲田大学 政治経済学術院



    • 科学技術社会論 (STS) グループ
      田中 幹人 早稲田大学 政治経済学術院 教授 (科学技術社会論・科学/リスクとメディア・計算社会科学)
    • 計算社会科学 (CSS) グループ
      鳥海 不二夫 東京大学 大学院工学系研究科 教授 (計算社会科学)


    Overview of the R&D project

    The construction of ELSI and intervention of expert knowledge in the contemporary media environment

    TANAKA Mikihito Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University

    Under uncertain conditions, scientific experts are responsible for engaging the public throughout their advice with their knowledge and wisdom. However, such struggles could not be as neutral as the experts believe, and inevitably evoke arguments related to ethical, legal, and social issues (ELSI). As we observe throughout the COVID-19 cases, such disputes mainly occur in the media, incubated in the entangled information network of traditional mass media and social media.
    In this project, we would scrutinize the mechanism of the construction of ELSI by using computational social science and science and technology studies methodologies. We will start from already obtained enormous media datasets about COVID-19 arguments and study the construction process of the imaginary of emerging science and technologies advents in the upcoming society. Through this project, we would cultivate a path of responsible research and innovation (RRI) that could settle emerging expert knowledge into society.

  • Joint R&D Organizations: The Open University of Japan, Toyohashi Institute of Technology, National Institute for Environmental Studies, The University of Tokyo, Waseda University
  • Key words: COVID-19, Science and Technology Studies, Computational Social Science, Network Analysis, Natural Language Processing, Risk Communication
  • R&D Period: September 2020 - March 2024 (in progress)
  • Grant Number: JPMJRX20J3
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