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Traditional sociology of science was pioneered by Robert K. Merton, now a University Professor, emeritus, at Columbia University, in the 1930s. It examines the structure of scientific institutions and organizations and the demographic issues of science, such as the makeup of the scientific community. Researchers in more recently established STS programs take those studies further; they apply history, sociology, philosophy, and politics to...
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