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Howdy,

*Scientific American* had this little story about lots of problems between
scientists and contract workers including negative deviance like drinking.
<http://www.wired.com/2015/10/scientists-antarctica-drink-lot-maybe-much/?mbid=social_twitter>

"NSF officials in Antarctica told auditors that drinking has created
“unpredictable
behavior that has led to fights, indecent exposure, and employees arriving
to work under the influence.” But the real problem seemed to be an ongoing
culture clash between scientists in Antarctica (“beakers,” as they’re known
down there) and contract workers."

Johnson, Boster and Palinkas didn't seem to be spoken to.  They studied
this very phenomenon and found that where there was not consensus about
leadership roles, especially the instrumental and expressive ones, you will
find more negative deviance.  This lack of consensus is visible as network
fragmentation or at least high clustering.

So, again, how come we have big prizes in Economics but not other
social sciences?  #nobelforsociology

Jordi

Social roles and the evolution of networks in extreme and isolated
environments
<http://netcentric.blogs.bucknell.edu/readings/johnson-the-evolution-of-networks-in-extreme-and-isolated-environments-j-of-math-sociology/>.
Johnson, J. C., Boster, J. S., & Palinkas, L. A. (2003). *The Journal of
Mathematical Sociology*, *27*(2-3), 89–121. doi:10.1080/00222500305890

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*Jordi Comas*


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