NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
ERIC Number: EJ027507
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Professional Standing and the Reception of Scientific Discoveries
Cole, Stephen
Amer J Sociol, 76, 2, 286-306, Sep '70
The Matthew Effect occurs when scientists receive differential recognition for a particular scientific contribution depending on their location in the stratification system. Merton orginally introduced the concept to explain the allocation of credit among authors of multiple discoveries or collaborators. In this paper the concept is generalized to apply to all scientific work. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A