55 bookmarks. First posted by jbfink march 2017.
I've been on Twitter since April 2011 -- nearly six years. A few weeks ago, for the first time, something I tweeted broke the thousand-retweets barrier. And I am really unhappy about it. For two reasons. First, it's not my own content -- it's a screen-shot of Table 1 from Edwards and Roy (2017): And…economics management data
10 weeks ago by bradbarrish
In fact, this phenomenon is so very well known and understood that it’s been given at least three different names by different people: - Goodhart’s Law is most succinct: “When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure.” - Campbell’s Law is the most explicit: “The more any quantitative social indicator is used for social decision-making, the more subject it will be to corruption pressures and the more apt it will be to distort and corrupt the social processes it is intended to monitor.” - The Cobra Effect refers to the way that measures taken to improve a situation can directly make it worse.PostedToFacebook
12 weeks ago by creditcardnumber
I don’t want to get all misty-eyed and rose-tinted and nostalgic — especially since I wasn’t even involved in academia back then, and don’t know from experience what it was like. But could it be … could it possibly be … that the best way to get good research and publications out of scholars is to hire good people, pay them the going rate and tell them to do the job to the best of their ability?march 2017 by federico.dambrosio
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