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New Research Training Group with participation of Prof. Dr. Jutta Roosen
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) is establishing seven new Research Training Groups (RTGs). Topics range from predicting human behavioural patterns to studying the matter inside planets. The seven new groups will be funded with an amount of approximately 17 million euros. Among the funded programs is also the Research Training Group “Practicing Evidence – Evidencing Practice in Science, Medicine, Technology and Society PEEP” represented through spokesperson Prof. Dr. rer. oec. habil. Karin Zachmann, TUM School of Education, including a sub-project by Prof. Dr. Jutta Roosen, chair of Marketing and Consumer Research at TUM School of Management.
Expectations of knowledge-based action are increasing as well as the importance of application-oriented research. Also the pressure of legitimation in science in view of increasing discourses about risk, uncertainty and ignorance is becoming more urgent. But how do established facts, such as data, conclusions or findings attain the quality of evidence? And how does the evidence offered influence decisions in different contexts? The new Research Training Group will address exactly these questions by examining the increasing importance of evidence in the knowledge society as well as its functionalization.
The full press release can be found here.