Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook

The Social Process of Scientific Investigation

Editors: Knorr, W.R., Krohn, R., Whitley, Richard P. (Eds.)

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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.

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  • The Interaction between Theory and Data in Science

    Mey, Marc

    Pages 3-23

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  • The Scientist as an Analogical Reasoner: A Critique of the Metaphor Theory of Innovation

    Knorr, Karin D.

    Pages 25-52

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  • Is it Possible to Reconstruct the Research Process?: Sociology of a Brain Peptide

    Latour, B.

    Pages 53-73

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  • Theoreticians and the Production of Experimental Anomaly: The Case of Solar Neutrinos

    Pinch, T. J.

    Pages 77-106

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  • The Role of Interests in High-Energy Physics

    Pickering, Andrew

    Pages 107-138

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Social Process of Scientific Investigation
Editors
  • W.R. Knorr
  • R. Krohn
  • Richard P. Whitley
Series Title
Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook
Series Volume
4
Copyright
1981
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-9109-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-9109-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-277-1174-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-277-1175-5
Series ISSN
0167-2320
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 328
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