The Quality of Quantity in Academic Research

The Quality of Quantity in Academic Research 1

Mark Shaver for The Chronicle Review

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Mark Shaver for The Chronicle Review

There are a few heirloom myths about professors that conservatives lovingly polish up every now and again, lest their burnish starts to dull. The two that are most frequently brought down from a high shelf to be shined, passed around, and admired are: Professors Work Only Two Days a Week, and Professors Write Too Many Books and Papers That No One Reads. Those myths boil down to two interlocking complaints. First, professors don't work hard enough. And second, professors work too