Associate Professor / Head of Studies
Øster Farimagsgade 5, Postboks 2099, 1014 København K, CSS - Bygning 16, Opgang i, Building: 16.1.93
- Associate professor and Head of Studies, Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen
- Member of research group Knowledge, Organisation and Politics
Primary fields of research
My research interests particularly concern the relationship between the construction and practicing of knowledge. My research engages in this relationship through theoretically and empirically informed analyses of the relation between bodily knowledge and linguistic knowledge, cultural knowledge and cultural practice and through the investigations of conceptions of risk, trust and regulation.
My research involves empircal fields such as 'workplace safety in the construction industry', complementary and alternative therapies' and 'research-based eduation'.
Moreover, my research engages in qualitative methods, in particular ethnography and autoethnography.
Educational Sociology, particularly Research-based education.
My present research is based on a qualitative study among researchers and students at the University of Copenhagen. In cooperation with research fellow, Lina Katan, I investigate reading - , thinking - and writing practices among students and researchers. The research is based on the assumption that reading, thinking and writing are core research acitivities within the humanities and social sciences, although reading, thinking and writing are rarely touched upon in the scientific literature on research methods. Knowledge of these practices and their relationship to understandings and conceptions of research among respectively students and researchers/teachers will inform critical discussions of contemporary understandings of research-based learning and education, and moreover, contribute to the development of teaching in higher education in Denmark.
- PublishedPedersen, I. K. & Baarts, C., 2010, In : Social Science & Medicine. 71, 6, p. 1068-1075 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › Research › peer-review