This essay, although hopefully accessible to everyone, is the most thorough breakdown of the study and written for those who are already somewhat familiar with the problems of ideologically-motivated scholarship, radical skepticism and cultural constructivism. Introduction Something has gone wrong in the university—especially in certain fields within the humanities. Scholarship based less upon finding truth and more upon attending to social grievances has become firmly established, if not fully dominant, within these fields, and their scholars increasingly bully students, administrators, and other departments into adhering to their worldview. This worldview is not scientific, and it is not rigorous.
Three highly credentialed academics named Helen Pluckrose, James A. They submitted the papers to respected peer review journals and watched in astonishment as many of them were accepted and published.
They published their first-hand account of what happened in Areo Magazine: Introduction Something has gone wrong in the university—especially in certain fields within the humanities.
Scholarship based less upon finding truth and more upon attending to social grievances has become firmly established, if not fully dominant, within these fields, and their scholars increasingly bully students, administrators, and other departments into adhering to their worldview.
This worldview is not scientific, and it is not rigorous. For many, this problem has been growing increasingly obvious, but strong evidence has been lacking. For this reason, the three of us just spent a year working inside the scholarship we see as an intrinsic part of this problem.
We undertook this project to study, understand, and expose the reality of grievance studies, which is corrupting academic research. Because open, good-faith conversation around topics of identity such as gender, race, and sexuality and the scholarship that works with them is nearly impossible, our aim has been to reboot these conversations.
You do not speak for me. You really have to wonder how the people reviewing the work took it seriously: What if we write a paper saying we should train men like we do dogs—to prevent rape culture? You can read how that went in Fat Studies. Some of the examples are downright shocking: Of the 20 papers they submitted, 7 have been accepted.
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Yascha Mounk, a lecturer at Harvard has posted some fascinating details on Twitter: This much shorter video covers the results. This report coincides with a point I have been making lately on Twitter about the way left wing concepts have quickly made their way from college campuses into media and politics.
If you want to know what Democrats will do tomorrow, just look at what leftists on college campuses are doing today. Now they are used in mainstream media reports. Most members of the general public have no idea how far to the extreme left higher education has drifted in recent decades.
Featured image via YouTube.6 Consequences of Plagiarism. The consequences of plagiarism can be personal, professional, ethical, and legal.
With plagiarism detection software so readily available and in use, plagiarists are being caught at an alarming rate. Once accused of plagiarism, a person will most likely always be regarded with suspicion. Ignorance is not an excuse. Academic language is a meta-language that helps learners acquire the 50, words that they are expected to have internalized by the end of high school and includes everything from illustration and chart literacy to speaking, grammar and genres within fields.
It is the central document of every application and the testament of your previous academic training: the dissertation exposé or proposal. The proposal is your opportunity to define a framework for your research project, establish a working schedule and do important groundwork for a successful dissertation.
Three scholars hoaxed academic publications with 20 papers, including a ridiculous study of canine 'rape culture' in dog parks, that was published in a professional journal.
The study was written to expose the takeover of academia by gender studies, critical race theory, postcolonial theory, etc. Much of academia has risen up in arms over an audacious year-long hoax perpetrated by three scholars who wrote 20 phony papers in various fields of gender and identity studies that used.
Three academics spent more than a year submitting absurd “hoax” papers to preeminent journals focusing on race, gender, sexuality, and other politically fraught disciplines that the academics.