Howard S. Becker

lives and works in San Francisco and Paris
Discussion – Key Debates, Viewpoints & Interviews

‘Errors of measurement’ or ‘Impact factors are just a gimmick’: An Interview with Howard S. Becker

2018, issue 41, Dagmar Danko and Howard S. Becker: The US-American sociologist Howard S. Becker is the author of foundational studies such as Outsiders (1963) and Art Worlds (1982). He has also published best practice guides concerned with doing sociology, such as Writing for Social Scientists (1986) and Tricks of the Trade (1998). Since the turn of the millennium he has become more and more interested in questions raised by the sociology of science.

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