Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Stommel Told Us to Get Serious, so Let's Get Serious
Half of you won't click on a linked article (I won't even try to replicate Ben's gag). The other half are innumerate idiots. So here's a linked article that's guaranteed to piss everyone off. My confidence interval on that is off the fucking charts.
Many of us are in fields where citation frequency is used as a measure for pay increases and promotion. This generates a fair amount of disagreement as to whether or not that's a fair metric. Here's an interesting analysis of citation frequency by gender in the notoriously sexist discipline of philosophy. How do you think your discipline would hold up under a similar analysis?
Please to enjoy le flayvah as they say in France: