how big is science?

How big is science? A few measures:

  1. Raw number of people in scientific professions
  2. Proportion of population in scientific professions
  3. Amount of research output
  4. Number of journals
  5. Number of scientific institutions (e.g., physics departments)
  6. Proliferation of scientific disciplines.
  7. # of countries where science is practiced
  8. Proportion of people who like science
  9. Proportion of people who understand science
  10. Growth in jobs that require scientific knowledge

Are these measures all correlated?

Written by fabiorojas

August 9, 2011 at 12:36 am

Posted in fabio, sociology

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