ERIC Number: EJ400904
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
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Institutional Variability in Faculty Conformity to the Norms of Science: A Force of Integration or Fragmentation in the Academic Profession?
Braxton, John M.
Research in Higher Education, v30 n4 p419-33 Aug 1989
A study to determine whether faculty conformity to the four norms of science identified by Merton are integrating mechanisms or whether they are forces of fragmentation is discussed. The four norms are identified: universalism, communality, disinterestedness, and organized skepticism. (Author/MLW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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