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Making Science Between Nature and Society

By: Stephen Cole
304 pages, 3 illus
Making Science
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  • Making Science ISBN: 9780674543478 Hardback Jan 1992 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 6 days
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Argues that although the focus of scientific research, the rate of scientific advance, and indeed the everyday making of science are influenced by social variables and processes, the content of the core of science is constrained by nature.


Nature and the content of science; constructivist problems in accounting for consensus; constructivist problems in demonstrating causality; luck and getting an NSF grant; consensus in the natural and social sciences; evaluation and the characteristics of scientists; is science universalistic?; conceptualizing and studying particularism in science; social influences on the rate of scientific advance; the future of the sociology of science. Appendix: the COSPUP NSF Peer Review Experiment.

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By: Stephen Cole
304 pages, 3 illus
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