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The Sociology Of Science: Theoretical and Empirical Investigations

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"The exploration of the social conditions that facilitate or retard the search for scientific knowledge has been the major theme of Robert K. Merton's work for forty years. This collection of papers [is] a fascinating overview of this sustained inquiry. . . .…
Focused Interview
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|May 1, 1990

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Here is the classic work that laid the groundwork for focus-group research. This new edition features a new preface by Merton and an introduction updating developments in the field.
On Social Structure and Science
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|September 15, 1996

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Robert K. Merton is unarguably one of the most influential sociologists of his time. A figure whose wide-ranging theoretical and methodological contributions have become fundamental to the field, Merton is best known for introducing such concepts and procedures…
Sociological Traditions from Generation to Generation: Glimpses of the American Experience

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This book provides insight into the lives and contributions of eigth master sociologists as perceived by their outstanding students. It provides perspectives on evolving cognitive traditions and the oral transmission of knowledge, the emergence of new ideas, the…
On The Shoulders Of Giants: The Post-Italianate Edition

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With playfulness and a large dose of wit, Robert Merton traces the origin of Newton's aphorism, "If I have seen farther, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." Using as a model the discursive and digressive style of Sterne's Tristram Shandy , Merton…
The Travels and Adventures of Serendipity: A Study in Sociological Semantics and the Sociology of…

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From the names of cruise lines and bookstores to an Australian ranch and a nudist camp outside of Atlanta, the word serendipity --that happy blend of wisdom and luck by which something is discovered not quite by accident--is today ubiquitous. This book traces the…
Focused Interview
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|June 30, 2008

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A reissue of the classic report of Columbia's Bureau of Applied Social Research, outlining techniques for eliciting specific responses of individuals and groups to particular events and situations. The 1956 edition of this book may be regarded as seminal within…
Genesis and Development of a Scientific Fact
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|September 5, 2012

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Originally published in German in 1935, this monograph anticipated solutions to problems of scientific progress, the truth of scientific fact and the role of error in science now associated with the work of Thomas Kuhn and others. Arguing that every scientific…