Structured Analytics

  • Science Worlds 2020

    Prompts invented for Mike Fortun's graduate course Science Worlds, at UC Irvine, Fall 2020.

  • 6S 2020: Sketches

    These annotation questions are meant for participants of the 6S 2020 workshop to use to respond to 7 prompts (the "sketches"). Choose the sketch question that you are responding to and insert your answer (which may be an image, depending on the prompt) within the text field. Participants should respond to at least two prompts (i.e. should complete at least two sketches).

  • Annotation Template for Scholarly Texts

    This template can be used to annotate scholarly articles and books. For the course LA 6350, students should use this template to develop annotated bibliographies that will in turn feed into their literature reviews. 

  • ESTS Special Thematic Collections 2021

    These questions help orient and organize three special thematic collections of the 4S open access journal "Engaging Science, Technology and Society" (ESTS) with expected publication in 2021.

  • General Comments

    General comments about artifacts and collections can be submitted using this structured analytic.

  • Mapping a text

    This is an analytical tool geared toward mapping the text from concern, question, argument and implication.

  • PhD Orals Elaborative Review Questions

    These questions have been created to help guide the orals committee members of the PhD student under review to evaluate the PECE essays that have been created.

  • Querying Descriptions of Regional STS Formations

    Analytic for Querying Descriptions of Regional STS Formations to Guide Description of Other STS Formations


  • Querying Science and Technology Studies in Africa

    This question set was developed in order to query STS in Africa work in the preparation of a PhD Orals document.

  • Querying STS Conferences

    This question set helps characterize particular bodies of STS Research. It was developed first in the context of the course, LA 6350: Advanced Introduction to Science, Technology, and Society at IIT Hyderabad in order to help students understand STS scholarship from the vantage point of their particular research interests.

  • Querying STS Departments and Programs

    This structured analytic includes questions that can be used for annotating collections focusing on STS Departments and Programs.

  • Querying STS Formations

    This question set is intended to allow for querying various kinds of STS Formations (departments, publications, regional networks etc.) across regions and scales. 

  • Querying STS Genealogies and Regional Formations

    This structured analytic includes questions that can be used to annotate digital collections focusing on STS Genealogies and Regional Formations.

  • Querying STS Innovations

    This structured analytic has been developed for the Innovating STS exhibit for the 2019 annual meeting of Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) hosted in New Orleans.

  • Querying STS Publications

    This structured analytic includes questions that can be used to annotate digital collections focusing on STS Pubications.

  • Questioning a Technoscientific Policy

    This question sets helps query policies in relation to new techno-scientific developments.

  • Questioning the Kerala Model

    For Raqib's dissertation research

  • Reading OA-OD Technical Infrastructures & Platforms

    This analytic question set is adapted from an original set developed by the PECE Design Group (led by K. Fortun) to enable collaborative evaluation of diverse digital platforms, aiming to understand how different digital platforms work, enacting particular language ideologies and assumptions about the dynamics of knowledge production and communication. The goal of the original set of questions was to enhance capacity to make sense of digital infrastructure as textual and cultural as well as technical forms.

    The ESTS Open Access-Open Data issue editors have adapted the original set of questions to query the technical infrastructures used by online open access and/or open data platforms. These analytics form the basis of a landscape analysis of the approaches and tools in use towards making scholarly content available to broad online publics.

  • STS Thinker

    An STS Thinker [working definition open to feedback and critique]...

    • sees ethics in artifact
    • seeks stories in technoscience, past, present and future 
    • makes meaning
    • identifies power 
    • listens contextually
    • asks an STS question
    • hosts an STS party
  • Understanding Disaster

    This question set has been developed for annotating Seminar 1 material on "Disaster" for the course LA 5130 at IIT Hyderabad.

  • 2018 STS Across Borders Review Questions

    This structured analytic can be used for submitting "elaborative reviews" of STS Across Borders collections.