Pressure to Publish
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 209 , Segment 2
Episode: Downton Abbey, Pressure to Publish, Poisoned Water Solution
- Jan 11, 2016 9:05 pm
- 17:46 mins
Guest: Jacob Foster, PhD, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles Big discoveries – the kind that win Nobel Prizes and end up in textbooks – come from asking big questions, often in a realm others have yet to explore. Flip open a scientific journal, though, and most of what you’ll see is far more mundane: researchers building on each other’s work, incrementally expanding our understanding of established science. Why do relatively few scientists set their sights on the big questions?