Priorities in scientific discovery: A chapter in the sociology of science.

  title={Priorities in scientific discovery: A chapter in the sociology of science.},
  author={R. Merton},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  • R. Merton
  • Published 1957
  • Sociology
  • American Sociological Review
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