Research Productivity Of Scientists

Research Productivity Of Scientists

by Robert Leslie Fisher
     
 

For over forty years, social scientists have noted and puzzled over the 'gender gap' in publication rates of academic scientists. In this study, the author, Robert L. Fisher, argues that men and women scientists differ in their 'problem choice process' and that this difference may be behind much of the difference in publication rates.See more details below

Overview

For over forty years, social scientists have noted and puzzled over the 'gender gap' in publication rates of academic scientists. In this study, the author, Robert L. Fisher, argues that men and women scientists differ in their 'problem choice process' and that this difference may be behind much of the difference in publication rates.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761829423
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
0.88(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Leslie Fisher had a varied career in New York State government as a criminal justice planner, research contracts officer, program evaluator, and trainer before retiring in 2003. He is now an independent scholar whose research interests include organization studies in the health and criminal justice areas as well as program evaluation.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 List of Tables Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Chapter One: Introduction to Study Chapter 4 Chapter Two: Models of Problem Choice in Science: Principal Hypotheses and Historical Development Chapter 5 Chapter Three: A Strategy for Testing the "Garbage Can" Model of Problem Choice Against Rival Perspectives Chapter 6 Chapter Four: Research Methods Chapter 7 Chapter Five: Do Scientists Choose Problems Rationally? Chapter 8 Chapter Six: The Relationship of the Problem Choice Process to Scientific Productivity Chapter 9 Bibliography

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