Extending the Mertonian Norms: Scientists' Subscription to Norms of Research uri icon

abstract

  • This analysis, based on focus groups and a national survey, assesses scientists' subscription to the Mertonian norms of science and associated counternorms. It also supports extension of these norms to governance (as opposed to administration), as a norm of decision-making, and quality (as opposed to quantity), as a evaluative norm.

publication date

  • 2010