My academic focus is on the sociology of quantification, intelligent decision support decision systems (e.g. machine learning, artificial intelligence), and organizational decision making. Broadly, I am interested in how people and organizations make decisions based on quantitative evidence in practice.
I have collaborated on academic projects with the Department for Work and Pensions, the Department for Energy and Climate Change, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, the Netherlands Land Registry, and the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis.
“But the Computer Said!”: Why the right not to be subject to decision based solely on automated processing is not enough
Recommendation engines for decision support in retail site selection
Data Science Maturity and Organizational Capabilities. With B.Bosma, A. van den Oord, J.A. van der Born, P. Pruffer, A. van Witteloostuijn.
Can data-driven decision making succeed where evidence-based management failed? with J.A. van den Born
Responsible data science: transparency to whom? with J. Kemper
The (in)credibility of data science methods to non experts
Published (for an up-to-date list, see Google Scholar)
Kolkman, D.A. and J. Kemper (2017), Glitch Studies and the Ambiguous Objectivity of Algorithms. SSRN
Kolkman D.A., P. Campo, T. Balke-Visser, N. Gilbert (2016), How to build models for government: criteria driving model acceptance in policymaking. Policy Sciences 49 (4), 489-504 2016
Kolkman, D.A. (2016), Models in policy making. PhD Thesis
Kolkman, D.A. (2016), Science Technology Studies and data science: making a data scientist EASST review 2016
Alkan, A., D.A. Kolkman, J. Rozema (2013). Research Gaps in IA Modelling. LIAISEoffspring network
Kolkman, D.A. (2012), Complex adaptive systems and the new mobilities paradigm
Kolkman, D.A. (2016), Maintenance in progress? The Maintainers. Text available online
Kolkman, D.A. (2014), The Tower of David: Emergence and Urban Development. Sustainable cities collective. Text available online
Kolkman, D.A. (2013), Urban Design: Walt Disney and Jane Jacobs. Sustainable cities collective. Text available online