Dire Ed: or the dire state of higher ed
Are there research questions that should never be asked? If so, where do we draw the line between what questions are allowed to be asked, and what questions are forbidden? Who among us can draw that line? And what are the consequences for those academics daring to ask the “wrong” questions? Last year, Stephane M.Continue reading “Forbidden Research in Academia”
It is not absolutely necessary for you to be a good writer to get your manuscripts published—indeed, economists are living proof of this claim. Poor writing can be buried deep beneath statistical brilliance and the insight it delivers. But at the same time, good writing will never, ever hurt your chances of success, no matterContinue reading “Five Academic Writing Hacks”
When I was an undergraduate student around the turn of the century, lectures were very different compared to what they look like today. For starters, students actually showed up religiously and took extensive hand-written notes. I still have notebooks full of lecture material and I confess to looking at them to this day when IContinue reading “The Tyranny of Recorded Lectures”
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