Does our scholarship have real-world impact?

Great column in the “Conversations” blog in the Chronicle of Higher Ed yesterday:

Don’t get me wrong. I have not given up on verified knowledge, scientific replication, peer review, and rigorous statistical tests. I still publish in specialized journals and help my graduate students do so. I serve on two editorial boards, attend academic conferences, and dutifully fill out the ballot for the officers of my professional association. What’s changed is that I’ve stopped lying to myself.

Read more: Choosing Real-World Impact Over Impact Factor

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