Dados vol. 41 n. 3 Rio de Janeiro 1998

"Hard Sciences" e "Social Sciences": Um Enfoque Organizacional

Beato F., Claudio C.


The article offers an empirically guided discussion of the organizational model which Whitley has proposed for analyzing scientific fields. The central, empirically tested dimensions of the model refer to a consensus-forming process. It is proposed that the model be expanded to include other dimensions related to consensus-formation in different fields: that is, the use of technologies and the division of labor.

Palavras-chave: scientific organizations; sociology of organizations; sociology of science; scientists.

DOI: 10.1590/S0011-52581998000300002

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"Hard Sciences" e "Social Sciences": Um Enfoque Organizacional