Septentrio Reports 2022-12-15T12:53:38+01:00 Jan Erik Frantsvåg Open Journal Systems This series will contain various non-reviewed reports that result from research, development, teaching, administration etc. at or affiliated with UiT The Arctic University of Norway. Som å koke suppe på en spiker – en casestudie 2021-11-23T08:17:19+01:00 Gunnar Grepperud <p>I denne rapporten settes fokus på om, og hvordan, bruk av teknologi i undervisningen påvirker kognitivt læringsutbytte. Utgangspunktet er et mindre utvalg eksperimentelle forskningsarbeid i form av primærstudier, meta-studier og andre ordens meta-studier publisert i perioden 1999–2017. I tillegg drøftes to ulike tilnærminger til teknologi og læring og hvilke forventninger som stilles til digital teknologi i statlige dokument. Rapportens hovedfunn er at man samlet sett finner en mindre, positiv sammenheng mellom teknologibasert undervisning og læringsutbytte målt som effektstørrelse. Dette synes å være et stabilt resultat over flere tiår og er et resultat som også er gyldig for bruk av analog teknologi i undervisningen (radio, TV o.a). Den store variasjonen i resultat, både når det gjelder primærstudier og meta-studier, gjør at gjennomsnittsresultatets betydning svekkes mens de forhold som forklarer variasjonene blir viktigere. Av de mulige forhold som påvirker effektstørrelsene viser det seg at:</p> <ul> <li class="show">teknologibasert undervisning som supplement er bedre enn samme undervisning gitt som erstatning.</li> <li class="show">teknologien i seg selv har marginal betydning, det er forskjell i undervisningsopplegget og tid til disposisjon som primært forklarer forskjellene mellom kontroll- og eksperimentgruppene.</li> <li class="show">teknologien bidrar primært til en viss effektivisering av kjent undervisning, den bebudede transformasjon av undervisning og læring er det få spor av.</li> </ul> 2022-03-09T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Gunnar Grepperud Strategic Scientific Workshop “Co-production of knowledge in climate governance” 2022-07-06T09:48:46+02:00 Juliana Hayden Eva Julia Lohse Arianna Porrone Margherita Paola Poto <p>The overall aim of this report is to record the research objectives, results to date, and points for further investigation regarding knowledge co-production in climate governance. The aim is to continue the conversation initiated at the Scientific Strategic Workshop “Co-production of knowledge in climate governance”, held at the University of Bayreuth Center of International Excellence "Alexander von Humboldt", on May 5–6, 2022.</p> 2022-07-06T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Juliana Hayden, Eva Julia Lohse, Arianna Porrone, Margherita Paola Poto Årsrapport 2021: Nasjonalt kvalitetsregister for ryggkirurgi, resultater og forbedringstiltak 2022-12-12T11:13:46+01:00 Tore K. Solberg Tor Ingebrigtsen Lena Ringstad Olsen Anette M. Thyrhaug <p>The Norwegian Registry for Spine Surgery (NORspine) was established in 2007 and extended to include both lumbar and cervical operations in 2012. The registry aims to improve the quality of surgical treatment for degenerative spine conditions. It measures patient reported outcomes (PROM) and experiences (PREM) with validated outcome scales. The actuality, correctness, reliability, completeness and comparability of the data has been validated and is good. Research projects have validated cut-offs for outcomes after lumbar spine surgery. This work is ongoing for cervical surgery.</p> 2022-12-12T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Anette M. Thyrhaug, Tore K. Solberg, Tor Ingebrigtsen, Lena Ringstad Olsen UiT Survey of Working Climate 2022-12-14T17:30:48+01:00 Lise Gulli Brokjøb Sarah E. Martiny <p>This report from the <a href="">Prestige Project</a> aimed to contribute a psychological perspective on gender issues and inequality relating to work climate, gender stereotypes, and discrimination in academia. The report is divided into three sections. <strong>Section I</strong> gives a brief introduction to current issues of gender inequality both worldwide and in Norway. <strong>Section II</strong> proposes a psychological framework to account for some of these current issues, focusing particularly on uneven gender distributions in certain academic fields by integrating several social psychological theories. <strong>Section III</strong> applies this framework to the particular context at UiT with three research questions:</p> <ol> <li class="show"><em>Do female and male employees experience the work climate at UiT differently?</em></li> <li class="show"><em>Do female employees at UiT face more negative stereotypes and feel discriminated against because of their gender compared to male employees?</em></li> <li class="show"><em>Is gender-based discrimination particularly evident in fields in which women are underrepresented?</em></li> </ol> <p>These were examined by surveying and analysing UiT employees’ self-reported experiences of their work climate, gender discrimination, and gender stereotypes. We additionally explored whether these factors interacted with how employees perceived the gender distribution at their workplace. Some notable gender differences and interactions were found in experienced gender discrimination, concern about encountering or confirming gender stereotypes about one's own gender, and in motivation to socially approach co-workers. There was also found some tentative interaction effect of the perceived gender distribution at one's workplace, but only in women. &nbsp;The report discusses the current findings and their implications for both a Norwegian academic setting, as well as the wider topic of gender inequality in the workplace. The report concludes by providing recommendations for academic leaders on how to promote gender equality in the workplace, counteract the potential effects of gender discrimination, and on how to promote employee well-being.&nbsp;</p> 2022-12-14T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Lise Gulli Brokjøb, Sarah E. Martiny Applying for external funding of research 2022-12-14T17:30:44+01:00 Lise Gulli Brokjøb Adrianna Kochanska Viktoriia Angelsnes <p>External project funds are essential for conducting research and establishing an academic career, and the funding application process itself can have numerous benefits for researchers. However, applying for external funding is a pervasive and time-consuming process affecting researchers’ capacity and workload. Further, the success rates of funding applications are low, ranging from 8% to 11% at the largest funding organs. Despite this, or arguably because of this, half of the researchers in higher education report experiencing higher institutional expectations and pressure to acquire external funds, rather than to generate high-quality research.</p> <p>There are also notable gender differences in the rates of external funding applications accepted by RCN, as around 63% of all accepted funding applications are for projects led by men. This gender distribution almost perfectly mirrors the gender distribution in submitted funding applications, as around 65% of all submitted applications are for projects led by men. Due to both this gender difference and the overall increasing relevance of external funding, it is important to investigate factors that might impact researchers’ motivation to apply for external funding and their capacity to do so, both overall, and by gender.</p> <p>Thus, this report from the <a href="">Prestige Project</a> aimed to investigate UiT employees’ attitudes regarding applying for external project funds and any potential gender differences. To do this, we conducted a survey that explored UiT employees’ attitudes around applying for external funding, as well as factors that may impact this. Specifically, we investigated researchers’ motivation for and against applying for further research, their capacity to do so, their perceived institutional support, and how much of their work versus personal time was spent working on external funding applications.</p> <p>We aimed to answer three main research questions:</p> <ol> <li class="show"><em>What are the main factors motivating researchers to (not) apply for external funding?</em> <ol> <li class="show">2 <em>Does the motivation to (not) apply for external funding differ by gender?</em></li> </ol> </li> <li class="show"><em>Are there gender differences in employees’ prioritisation and capacity to apply for external funding?</em></li> <li class="show"><em>Are there gender differences in employees’ perceived institutional support for applying for external funding?</em></li> </ol> <p>The findings indicated that overall, employees reported moderate levels of motivation to apply; motivation to not apply; capacity to apply; and institutional support to apply for external funding. There were found no gender differences in mean rates of reported motivation or capacity, but women reported slightly lower institutional support than men. However, when examining all statements from the survey separately, a tentative pattern emerged. As a slight tendency, women reported a higher level of agreement with some statements relating to facing greater adversity, and lower capacity and institutional support for external funding applications than men did. Moreover, men indicated a significantly higher agreement with some statements relating to having a higher capacity to apply for external funding than women. To help illustrate potential gender differences in employee responses to different statements, all survey statements were presented together with response distribution (ranging from <em>Strongly agree</em> to <em>Strongly disagree</em>) by gender. Maybe most saliently, the current findings also found that both men and women reported that around 40% of their work related to external funding applications is done in their personal time. The findings are discussed, and the report concludes by summarizing and highlighting the most notable findings.</p> 2022-12-14T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Lise Gulli Brokjøb, Adrianna Kochanska, Viktoriia Angelsnes Cruise Report HHUMTL22 2022-09-09T14:17:46+02:00 Per Joel Olof Vikberg Wernström Anju Angelina Hembrom Christel Slettli Hansen Oleksandr Holovachov Georg Brenneis Elisabeth Zieger Andreas Wanninger Andreas Altenburger <p>The HHUMTL22 cruise onboard R/V Helmer Hanssen was an initiative by The Arctic University Museum of Norway (UMAK) aimed at sampling marine fauna for the museum collections and various research projects undertaken at the museum. Researchers from the Swedish Museum of Natural History and the Department of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Vienna also participated in the cruise. Cruise leader was Andreas Altenburger (UMAK).</p> 2022-09-27T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Joel Vikberg Wernström, Anju Angelina Hembrom, Christel Slettli Hansen, Oleksandr Holovachov, Georg Brenneis, Elisabeth Zieger, Andreas Wanninger, Andreas Altenburger Knowledge base for the ERASMUS+ project Voices of Women (VOW) 2022-11-23T10:46:01+01:00 Lilli Mittner Lise Meling Janke Klok Bettina Smith <p>This report builds the knowledge base for the transnational educational project ‘Voices of Women’ (<a href=""></a>) funded by the European Union. The report situates the VOW project within music and gender research in Norway, The Netherlands, and Germany. It argues for the need to educate agents of change and outlines the VOW approach along four pillars: (1) Performative Research (2) Unheard Songs (3) Cultural Transfer and (4) Feminist Theories. The report documents that transformative pedagogies and innovative practices in the cultural sector can build on a broad knowledge base. The next step is to develop novel methods to educate ourselves and upcoming generations to become active and courageous agents of change.</p> 2022-11-23T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Lilli Mittner, Lise Meling, Janke Klok, Bettina Smith Dataverse Community Survey 2022 – Report 2022-12-15T12:53:38+01:00 Philipp Conzett <p>This report presents some of the results from the Dataverse Community Survey 2022.</p> <p>The main goal of the survey was to help the Global Dataverse Community Consortium (GDCC; <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></a>) and the Dataverse Project (<a href=""></a>) decide on what actions to take to improve the Dataverse software and the larger ecosystem of integrated tools and services as well as better support community members. The results from the survey may also be of interest to other communities working on software and services for managing research data.</p> <p>The survey was designed to map out the current status as well as the roadmaps and priorities of Dataverse installations around the world.</p> <p>The main target group for participating in the survey were the people/teams responsible for operating Dataverse installations around the world. A secondary target group were people/teams at organizations that are planning to deploy or considering deploying a Dataverse installation. There were 34 existing and planned Dataverse installations participating in the survey.</p> 2022-12-15T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Philipp Conzett