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Tuukka Kaidesoja
University of Helsinki
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    Two Traditions of Cognitive Sociology: An Analysis and Assessment of Their Cognitive and Methodological Assumptions.Tuukka Kaidesoja, Mikko Hyyryläinen & Ronny Puustinen - forthcoming - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour.
    Cognitive sociology has been split into cultural and interdisciplinary traditions that position themselves differently in relation to the cognitive sciences and make incompatible assumptions about cognition. This article provides an analysis and assessment of the cognitive and methodological assumptions of these two traditions from the perspective of the mechanistic theory of explanation. We argue that, while the cultural tradition of cognitive sociology has provided important descriptions about how human cognition varies across cultural groups and historical periods, it has not opened (...)
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    A Theoretical Framework for Explaining the Paradox of University Rankings.Tuukka Kaidesoja - 2022 - Social Science Information 61 (1):128-153.
    University rankings have led to the following paradox. On one hand, global and national university rankings have an increasing impact on scientific research and higher education. On the other hand, a growing number of researchers have argued that university rankings are biased and methodologically flawed as well as documented their unintended consequences that are counterproductive to education and research activities in universities. In this article, I combine sociological and cognitive perspectives to develop a theoretical framework for explaining this paradox. The (...)
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