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This two-year study, dating from 1972, examined a group of "eminent" physical scientists (n>40) who were repeatedly interviewed and questioned about their methodology and attitudes toward science and scientists. The purpose of the study was to explore how practicing scientists "actually do" science and what they think about the nature of science. The results suggest that there is a disconnect between the often-articulated goals of scientific objectivity and actual performance of these goals, resulting in a mythos surrounding the ideal of an objective, bias-free scientific community.

The author, Ian I. Mitroff, is regarded as one of the founders of crisis management theory. He has authored more than 300 peer-reviewed articles and 30 books on topics related to business policy, organizational crisis management, applied epistemology, and the sociology of science.
Management Science: Volume 18, Issue 10, Pages B-613-B-618
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© 2008 Mitroff, Ian
DOI:
10.1287/mnsc.18.10.B613
Keywords:
epistemology, nature of science, philosophy of science, science practice
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Metadata instance created November 25, 2021 by Sam McKagan
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December 11, 2021 by Caroline Hall
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November 8, 2008
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I. Mitroff, , Manag. Sci 18 (10), B (2008), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1287/mnsc.18.10.b613).
AJP/PRST-PER
I. Mitroff, The Myth of Objectivity OR Why Science Needs a New Psychology of Science, Manag. Sci 18 (10), B (2008), <https://doi.org/10.1287/mnsc.18.10.b613>.
APA Format
Mitroff, I. (2008, November 8). The Myth of Objectivity OR Why Science Needs a New Psychology of Science. Manag. Sci, 18(10), B-613-B-618. Retrieved December 2, 2022, from https://doi.org/10.1287/mnsc.18.10.b613
Chicago Format
Mitroff, Ian. "The Myth of Objectivity OR Why Science Needs a New Psychology of Science." Manag. Sci. 18, no. 10, (November 8, 2008): B-613-B-618, https://doi.org/10.1287/mnsc.18.10.b613 (accessed 2 December 2022).
MLA Format
Mitroff, Ian. "The Myth of Objectivity OR Why Science Needs a New Psychology of Science." Manag. Sci 18.10 (2008): B-613-B-618. 2 Dec. 2022 <https://doi.org/10.1287/mnsc.18.10.b613>.
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