Quality judgments of technical fields: Bias, marginality, and the role of the elite

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Most accounts of scientific and technological development stress the importance of quality judgments for particular technical fields. This study investigates social psychological and structural factors associated with such judgments for nineteen fields in nuclear waste and solar cell research. The results of the analysis indicate a tendency toward positive… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02025220

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@article{Shrum1985QualityJO, title={Quality judgments of technical fields: Bias, marginality, and the role of the elite}, author={Wesley Shrum}, journal={Scientometrics}, year={1985}, volume={8}, pages={35-57} }