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Sociology - Science

Chapter 15 Vocab

pursuit of knowledge through systematic methods Science
sociological perspective that examines how scientific knowledge develops sociology of science
objective, logical, and systematic way of collecting empirical data and arriving at conclusions scientific method
a norm in scientific research that holds that research should be judged solely on the basis of quality universalism
a norm in scientific research in which no scientific finding or theory is exempt from questioning organized skepticism
a belief held among some scientists that all scientific knowledge should be made available to everyone in the scientific community communalism
norm in scientific research in which scientists should seek truth, not personal gain disinterestedness
Matthew Effect
set of shared concepts, methods, and assumptions that make up the scientific reality at any point in time Paradigm
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