Plurality & Power in Science & Education

In my work on science and education, I use computational methods to understand the social contexts of knowledge and knowledge-making

The unstable social order of the 4th-grade classroom mediated by gender as practice
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Papers

How value judgments and uncertainty in peer review shape scientific advance
American Sociological Review (R&R)
DS Smith, NN Kennard, T Du, DA McFarland
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Systematic analysis of 32K model cards characterizes documentation practice in AI engineering
Nature Machine Intelligence (R&R)
W Liang, N Rajani, X Yang, E Ozoani, E Wu, Y Chen, DS Smith & J Zou

Can large language models provide useful feedback on research papers? A large-scale empirical analysis
New England Journal of Medicine Artificial Intelligence (R&R)
W Liang, Y Zhang, H Cao, B Wang, D Ding, X Yang, DS Smith, ... & J Zou
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How new ideas diffuse in science
American Sociological Review (2023)
M Cheng, DS Smith, X Ren, H Cao, S Smith & DA McFarland.
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Causal matching with text embeddings: A case study in estimating the causal effects of peer review policies.
Proceedings of the Association for Computational Linguistics (2023)
RZ Zhang, NN Kennard, DS Smith, DA McFarland, AC McCallum & KA Keith

Women scholars and the institutionalization of Feminist, Gender, Sex, and Sexuality (FGSS) research in Comparative Education, 1957–2010
Comparative Education Review (R&R)
P Bromley & DS Smith

Gendered Knowledge in Fields and Academic Careers. Research Policy (2022)
L Kim, DS Smith, B Hofstra & DA McFarland
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Social reproduction and sex in German primary schools.
Compare: Journal of Comparative and International Education (2017)
DS Smith, H Wendt, & D Kasper
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How random is the review outcome? A systematic study of the impact of external factors on eLife peer review.
W Liang, K Mahowald, J Raymond, V Krishna, DS Smith, DA McFarland, J Zou
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Science, Culture & the State

In my historical/longitudinal work, I study how the emergence of social science transformed Western culture and the modern nation-state using computational methods to analyze archival texts

Semantic Network of the UK Parliamentary Discourse Showing the Political Problematique of State Schooling (1851–1885)
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Papers

The making of the modern state: Social scientization and education legislation in the United Kingdom, 1800–1914 European Journal of Sociology (2023)
DS Smith
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Visions of deliverance: Social science, rationalization, and the expanded purposiveness of schooling in the UK Parliament, 1803–1914
Social Science History (2023)
DS Smith
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Social scientization and the rise of the schooling state in UK parliamentary discourse, 1803–1909
Social Science History  (2022)
DS Smith
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Creating the canon: The meaning and effects of textbooks and curricula 
Education and Society (University of California Press)  (2017)
P Bromley and DS Smith
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The translocal epistemic origins of the Western nation-state (2024)
DS Smith
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The Making of Mr. Gradgrind: Social Science and the Rationalization of Schooling in Official UK Political Discourse, 1803–1914 (2022)
DS Smith
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