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Should we all be scientists? Re-thinking laboratory research as a calling

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In recent years there have been major shifts in how the role of science—and scientists—are understood. The critical examination of scientific expertise within the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS) are increasingly eroding notions of the “otherness” of scientists. It would seem to suggest that anyone can be a scientist—when provided with the appropriate training and access to data. In contrast, however, ethnographic evidence from the scientific community tells a different story. Sc...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s11948-017-9940-0

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Anthropology; SAME
ORCID:
0000-0003-4328-3963
Publisher:
Springer Verlag Publisher's website
Journal:
Science and Engineering Ethics Journal website
Volume:
24
Issue:
4
Pages:
1161–1179
Publication date:
2017-07-19
Acceptance date:
2017-06-27
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EISSN:
1471-5546
ISSN:
1353-3452
Pubs id:
pubs:712382
URN:
uri:81c903de-46cc-4293-b38d-5b9e04edaa72
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uuid:81c903de-46cc-4293-b38d-5b9e04edaa72
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pubs:712382

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