Interviewing Scientists: methodological problems and strategies of interviewing

Interviewing Scientists:

methodological problems and strategies of interviewing

Grit Laudel (CHEPS – UT)

Abstract:
Do we as STS researchers need to understand the scientific content in order to explain scientific practice? And what problems and strategies of interviewing scientists follow from that? In our empirical investigations of institutional effects on research, we developed specific strategies for interviewing scientists. I would like to discuss these strategies and possibly your own strategies during the seminar.