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dc.contributor.authorBott, David M. Jren_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-09T18:07:55Z
dc.date.available2017-11-09T18:07:55Z
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/80014
dc.description.abstractThis is a case study analyzing the program officers of the Biological Instrumentation Program at the National Science Foundation. It was conducted in order to fill a lacuna in the literature concerning the program officers of science funding agencies. The current literature places the program officer in a black box, implying an autonomous professional. In contrast this study portrays the Program Officer as embedded in a web of relationships extending within and without the Foundation. Constructivist and relativist approaches to science studies argue for the significance of the influence of these 'non-scientific' relationships on all contemporary scientific activity. The study describes the web of resource relationships surrounding the program officer and how the program officer wields power that may affect the content and submission of proposals for scientific research grants.en
dc.format.extentvi, 96 leavesen_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 19609121
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectNational Science Foundation (U.S.)en_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1988.B687en_US
dc.titleProgram officers at the National Science Foundation: a case study of the Biological Instrumentation Programen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentScience and Technology Studiesen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineScience and Technology Studiesen_US
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten_US


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