Bienvenue chez nous!
Logo Ex Libris

An Analysis of Entry and Persistence Among Scientists in an Emerging Field (Classic Reprint)

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 42 Nombre de pages
Texte du rabat Excerpt from An Analysis of Entry and Persistence Among Scientists in an Emerging Field Sociological investigations... Lire la suite
CHF 12.90
Impression sur demande - l'exemplaire sera recherché pour vous.

Description

Texte du rabat

Excerpt from An Analysis of Entry and Persistence Among Scientists in an Emerging Field Sociological investigations of scientific and technological communities have contributed a great deal to our understanding of the research and development process. One area of investigation at the genesis of the research process, is the question of why scientists choose to pursue the topic of research they do, embracing certain problems as important while disregarding others as inconsequential - the so-called "problem of problem choice" (Zuckerman 1978; Gieryn 1978; and Ziman 1987). The answer to this question is pivotal to any explanation of the emergence of nascent fields of science and technology, as it lies at the very heart of the matter. For whatever reason, by choosing to apply their energy to one set of problems and not another, scientists can thereby steer the frontier of knowledge in new and different directions. A common approach to unraveling the problem of problem choice is to distinguish between factors influencing scientists' decisions that are internal and external to the scientific community (Cole and Cole 1973; Stewart 1990; Zuckerman 1978). Factors internal to science include both the cognitive and the social. Recognizing the influence of the cognitive side of the equation on problem choice, Zuckerman (1978) points to the importance of scientists' theoretical commitments and the feasibility of finding a solution. Scientists use their judgment in determining problems that are intellectually interesting and yet tractable given the state of current knowledge and technique. Recalling Medawar's (1967) theme of science as "the art of the soluble," Zuckerman (1978) quotes: About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: An Analysis of Entry and Persistence Among Scientists in an Emerging Field (Classic Reprint)
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9781332249220
ISBN: 1332249221
Format: Couverture cartonnée
nombre de pages: 42
Poids: 72g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm x T2mm
Année: 2015