Scientists’ perceptions of the social and political implications of their research

@article{Small2008ScientistsPO,
  title={Scientists’ perceptions of the social and political implications of their research},
  author={Henry G. Small and Ann Kushmerick and Doug Benson},
  journal={Scientometrics},
  year={2008},
  volume={74},
  pages={207-221}
}
We explore an empirical approach to studying the social and political implications of science by gathering scientists’ perceptions of the social impacts of their research. It was found that 78 percent of surveyed scientists from a variety of fields responding to a survey indicated that the research performed in connection with a recent highly cited paper had such implications. Health related implications were the most common, but other types of implications encountered were technological spin… CONTINUE READING

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