The Research Productivity of Scientists: How Gender, Organization Culture, and the Problem Choice Process Influence the Productivity of Scientists

The Research Productivity of Scientists: How Gender, Organization Culture, and the Problem Choice Process Influence the Productivity of Scientists

by Robert Leslie Fisher
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761829423

ISBN-13: 9780761829423

Pub. Date: 12/28/2004

Publisher: UPA

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. Fisher draws on a large

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. Fisher draws on a large literature review, including much unpublished European research, and a detailed survey of 107 scientists from numerous disciplines that he carried out in the late 1990s in both the United States and Canada, to support his thesis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761829423
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
5.66(w) x 8.78(h) x 1.17(d)

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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