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  • Hardcover
  • 176 pages
  • The Overproduction of Truth
  • Gianfranco Pacchioni
  • 27 May 2018
  • 9780198799887

The Overproduction of Truth The Way Science Is Done Has Changed Radically In Recent Years Scientific Research And Institutions, Which Have Long Been Characterized By Passion, Dedication And Reliability, Have Increasingly Less Capacity For Ethical Pursuits, And Are Pressed By Hard Market Laws From The Vocation Of A Few, Science Has Become The Profession Of Many Possibly Too Many These Trends Come With Consequences And Risks, Such As The Rise In Fraud, Plagiarism, And In Particular The Sheer Volume Of Scientific Publications, Often Of Little Relevance The Solution A Slow Approach With Emphasis On Quality Rather Than Quantity That Will Help Us To Rediscover The Essential Role Of The Responsible Scientist.This Work Is A Critical Review And Assessment Of Present Day Policies And Behavior In Scientific Production And Publication It Touches On The Tumultuous Growth Of Scientific Journals, In Parallel With The Growth Of Self Declared Scientists Over The World The Author S Own Reflections And Experiences Help Us To Understand The Mechanisms Of Contemporary Science Along With Personal Reminiscences Of Times Past, The Author Investigates The Loopholes And Hoaxes Of Pretend Journals And Nonexistent Congresses, So Common Today In The Scientific Arena The Book Also Discusses The Problems Of Bibliometric Indices, Which Have Resulted In Large Part From The Above Distortions Of Scientific Life.


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10 thoughts on “The Overproduction of Truth

  1. says:

    A short, interesting summary of the evidence of overproduction in academia, together with slightly irrelevant autobiography and anecdotes which suffer from a weak conclusion and slightly awkward translation to English from Italian.Pacchioni effectively collects evidence of the huge mass and growth of articles, students, journals, etc produced by modern academia The work of building off successful work, reviewing literature, identifying errors, and conducting peer review are undermined by the sheer quantity of work, driven forward by a similarly growing mass of academic workers fighting to prove their worth against all others Fraud and corruption, as well as declining quality, are inevitable byproducts of such fierce competition and frenzied activity, but are made difficult to spot amidst the growing mass This pace of production is incentivised by metrics of production that are held to be the worth of a scientist and their output, exacerbating problems of competition Already, these factors have caused considerable damage to the reputation of psychology and other social sciences, but it is clear that other scientific fields, such as medicine and physics, are not immune.However, despite identifying the symptoms well enough, Pacchioni s diagnosis and prescription are i...

  2. says:

    This book is a personal account of how science was done before the 1990s, a critical view of how is done today are there too many scientists and a summary of the ethical principles of science Highly recommended especially for PhD students and young researchers.

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