The hard sciences and the soft: some sociological observations.

  title={The hard sciences and the soft: some sociological observations.},
  author={Norman W. Storer},
  journal={Bulletin of the Medical Library Association},
  volume={55 1},
The paper focuses on the implications of the terms "hard" and "soft" as they are used to characterize different branches of science; this is one approach to understanding some of the relations between knowledge and social organization. Given the importance to scientists of having their work evaluated accurately, it can be seen that the more rigorously a body of knowledge is organized, the more readily professional recognition can be appropriately assigned. The degree of rigor seems directly… CONTINUE READING

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