Good scientist or successful academic? You can't be both

Xenia Schmalz, Times Higher Education, Mar 08, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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I can't say I have any disagreement with this chart either. As the author says, "I find it interesting to find and connect puzzle pieces that make up a bigger picture of how the world works. Engaging in practices that are currently required in order to be a successful scientist goes directly against this ideal. In other words, when I chose my career, I did not want to play a dirty game of selling myself, sucking up to the right people, and publishing results that I don’t even believe in myself."

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