Scientists, Calculate Your Chances of Success in Academe

Andy Thomason, Educational Technology Guy, Jun 06, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I can only imagine this program would predict my complete and utter failure as a researcher: "The probability of becoming a principal investigator, according to the researchers behind the article, hinges mostly on three variables: the number of articles, the “impact factor” of the journals in which the articles were published, and the number of papers receiving more citations than the expected number for that journal." The report, of course, was published in a journal. And what it predicts, of course, is success as someone who publishes in journals. The actual field of research is much wider than that. More (via Academica): Science DailyInside Higher Ed | PIPredictor.com 

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