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The Social Process of Scientific Investigation

Part of the book series: Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook (SOSC, volume 4)

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvii
  2. The Research Process

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 195-195
    2. The Development of an Interdisciplinary Project

      • Jan Bärmark, Göran Wallén
      Pages 221-235
  3. Writing Public Accounts

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 237-237
  4. The Context of Scientific Investigation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 295-295
    2. The Context of Scientific Investigation

      • Richard Whitley
      Pages 297-321
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 323-328

About this book

practice, some of which is translated into the standard forms of public discourse, in publication, and then retranslated by readers and adapted again to local practice at self-selected other sites. Less may be left implicit, and additional personal and contextual information is carried, by the "informal" methods of communication which mediate local projects and international publication. But both methods of communication are screens as well as conduits of information. History and Background of the Volume When the planning of this volume began in the spring of 1977, it seemed a natural part of the mandate for the Yearbook. There had also been a number of more specific calls for deeper studies of research in social and historical context (3). These calls can be seen as giving permission and legitimacy to ask questions otherwise seen as irrelevant, or even disrespectful, and as attempts to develop new perspectives from which to ask and to answer them. The implied and expressed irreverence toward traditions and institutions of great respect may have prolonged this process of initial apologetics. In any case, in May 1977 the theme of 'The Social Process of Scientific Investigation' was proposed to the Editorial Board for Volume IV as "the heart of the subject. " That is, the ethnographic and detailed historical study of actual scientific activity and thinking at or close to the work site.

Keywords

  • Innovation
  • Institution
  • Nation
  • Presse
  • communication
  • memory
  • sociology

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Pennsylvania, USA

    Karin D. Knorr

  • McGill University, Canada

    Roger Krohn

  • Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, England

    Richard Whitley

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Social Process of Scientific Investigation

  • Editors: Karin D. Knorr, Roger Krohn, Richard Whitley

  • Series Title: Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-9109-5

  • Publisher: Springer Dordrecht

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1981

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-90-277-1174-8

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-90-277-1175-5

  • eBook ISBN: 978-94-009-9109-5

  • Series ISSN: 0167-2320

  • Series E-ISSN: 2215-1796

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXVIII, 328

  • Topics: Social History

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Softcover Book USD 249.99
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