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Friday, May 18, 2007
Teams, or solo researchers?
Research published in Science for 18 May shows that teams increasingly dominate the production of knowledge, over solo authors. The authors looked at almost 20 million papers, over 50 years, and over 2 million patents, and found a shift towards team research, and an increase in the size of the team. There is some discussion of the reasons why this is so.