Tuesday, July 21, 2009
What's Wrong with Academia
Here's a funny article from the Wall Street Journal, which highlights some of the odd studies being conducted in academia. While I haven't read and cannot judge these particular studies, we all know that far too many scholarly publications simply state the obvious or offer results which have little meaning for those outside of academia. The publish or perish culture of our universities gives scholars plenty of reasons to conduct such studies simply to get one more peer-reviewed journal publication under their belt.