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Researchers' Work from University of Milan Focuses on Information Technology (Scientific community through grid-group analysis)

July 22, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- Investigators discuss new findings in Information Technology. According to news reporting originating from Milan, Italy, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Mary Douglas introduced the grid-group map as a tool of anthropological analysis. Several studies have been applying this approach to study social phenomena, but very few concerning the scientific community."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of Milan, "This article aims to bridge the current gap, building sociological ideal-types in the scientific community based on grid-group analysis. First, we illustrate the main features of Douglas's grid-group analysis, up to and including the latest studies developed in the social sciences. Then, we apply Douglas's approach to a sample of scientists, reporting scholars' stances in the grid-group plane."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Finally, we put forward a new elaboration of grid-group analysis and propose ideas for further research."

For more information on this research see: Scientific community through grid-group analysis. Social Science Information Sur Les Sciences Sociales, 2014;53(1):119-138. Social Science Information Sur Les Sciences Sociales can be contacted at: Sage Publications Ltd, 1 Olivers Yard, 55 City Road, London EC1Y 1SP, England.

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Cerroni, Univ Milano Bicocca, Dept. of Sociol & Social Res, Center MaCSIS, I-20126 Milan, Italy.

Keywords for this news article include: Milan, Italy, Europe, Information Technology

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