[Sigmetrics] Need Advise: Metrics for "Scientific Temper" and its Impact on Sceintometrics

T V Gopal gopal at annauniv.edu
Fri Aug 19 09:23:04 EDT 2016

Dear All,

Jawaharlal Nehru coined the term ‘scientific temper’ in his book The
Discovery of India, which was published in 1946. He was also the President
of the Association of Scientific Workers of India (ASWI), which was
registered as a Trade Union !!!

Please find below the details of a very interesting 16 Page article titled:

"A Perspective on Scientific Temper in India"
by SUBODH MAHANTI, Scientist, Vigyan Prasar

[Note: Vigyan Prasar is an autonomous organisation under Department of
Science and Technology, Government of India].

Scientific Temper in India is profoundly influenced by its belief systems.
Fundamentalist, (seemingly) unscientific and antiquated ideas are not
prevalent only among the religious majority but are also  rampant among
the minority and marginalized sections of people.

India has several challenges in defining "Knowledge Society tempered with
'Indianizable' Objectivity" and maturing the Education and Research
Systems towards this goal.

Are there any metrics for "Scientific Temper" across various Countries /
Regions / State / Institution ?

If it is there, how is it factored in "Scientometrics" ?

Your thoughts...

Warmest Regards

Gopal T V
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