Collaborative Research in Sociology: Trends and Contributing Factors

  title={Collaborative Research in Sociology: Trends and Contributing Factors},
  author={Laura Ann Hunter and Erin Leahey},
  journal={The American Sociologist},
To what extent do sociologists collaborate? Has this changed over time? What factors contribute to research collaboration among sociologists? To answer these questions, we examine trends in collaboration over a 70 year period and empirically test a variety of explanations for the increase in collaboration that we find. We analyze data collected from a stratified random sample of articles in two leading sociology journals between 1935 and 2005 (n = 1274). Most of our analyses are descriptive and… 
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