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James C. Petersen

Applied sociology, organizations, science and technology studies, medical sociology.

There are 8 included publications by James C. Petersen :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Commitment, Absenteeism and Turnover of New Employees 1984 11463 Longitudinal data were collected to explore the relationships among loss of commitment, absenteeism, and employee turnover. Using a median-based approach to investigate the structure of withdrawal among 52 nurses and 36 accountants, it was found that...
Controversies in Science and Technology—A Protocol for Comparative Research 1981 1089 The case study method has dominated scholarly examination of scientific and technical controversies, largely because the approach provides great richness of detail about particular fea-tures of a controversy. However, case studies in scientific contr...
The Growth of Internet Research Methods and the Reluctant Sociologist 2010 107 Between 1999 and 2004 only one article appeared in the American Sociological Review, the American Journal of Sociology, or Social Forces using primary data collected with Web-based research techniques. Since then there have been only a handful of stu...
Notes from the Cancer Underground: Health Attitudes and Practices of Participants in the Laetrile Movement 1979 502 In an earlier paper in this journal we presented data on the social characteristics of participants in the Laetrile movement [1]. In this note we present data on the health attitudes and practices of these people. A description of the symposium at wh...
Notes from the Cancer Underground: Participation in the Laetrile Movement 1978 2702 Abstract: The most active component of the "cancer underground" is the Laetrile movement which has developed around a controversial and officially condemned anti-cancer drug. In this paper we examine the social context of the Laetrile movement and re...
Patterns of HIV-AIDS knowledge and attitudes among Michigan adults: implications for public health education 1992 792 Abstract: Accessing the levels of knowledge and attitudes of HIV-AIDS in demographic groups is the first step in tailoring health education strategies. In this study, data from a state-wide sample of Michigan adults are analyzed to explore the interr...
Politics and Science in the Laetrile Controversy 1979 2512 In an analysis of the dispute between the proponents of Laetrile and those opposing the substance, the impact of both knowledge and value factors is explored. First, six related knowledge disputes are considered, with an emphasis on the difficulties ...
The Practice of Sociology: Alternative Futures for Applied Sociology 2008 750 The future of applied sociology is being shaped by a variety of factors including the historical development of the discipline, the institutional context of colleges and universities, and a wide variety of social trends related to the goals and fundi...