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The three legs of a stool: Comment on Richard Nelson, “The sciences are different and the differences matter”

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Cohen, WM; Fjeld, J
Published in: Research Policy
November 1, 2016

In our response to Nelson's important argument regarding the fit of research methods with the subject matter of various natural and social sciences, we highlight the complementarities offered by combining qualitative analysis with modeling and statistical analysis, focusing on economics. The argument is illustrated using a discussion of two studies on the economics of innovation.

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Research Policy

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0048-7333

Publication Date

November 1, 2016

Volume

45

Issue

9

Start / End Page

1708 / 1712

Related Subject Headings

  • Science Studies
  • 3801 Applied economics
  • 3507 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
  • 1505 Marketing
  • 1503 Business and Management
  • 1402 Applied Economics
 

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Cohen, W. M., & Fjeld, J. (2016). The three legs of a stool: Comment on Richard Nelson, “The sciences are different and the differences matter”. Research Policy, 45(9), 1708–1712. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2016.06.002
Cohen, W. M., and J. Fjeld. “The three legs of a stool: Comment on Richard Nelson, “The sciences are different and the differences matter”.” Research Policy 45, no. 9 (November 1, 2016): 1708–12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2016.06.002.
Cohen, W. M., and J. Fjeld. “The three legs of a stool: Comment on Richard Nelson, “The sciences are different and the differences matter”.” Research Policy, vol. 45, no. 9, Nov. 2016, pp. 1708–12. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.respol.2016.06.002.
Journal cover image

Published In

Research Policy

DOI

ISSN

0048-7333

Publication Date

November 1, 2016

Volume

45

Issue

9

Start / End Page

1708 / 1712

Related Subject Headings

  • Science Studies
  • 3801 Applied economics
  • 3507 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
  • 1505 Marketing
  • 1503 Business and Management
  • 1402 Applied Economics