September 3, 2019
The publication of a fraudulent study of the effect of microplastics on fish illustrates how preferred political narratives can warp basic scientific protocol at even the most prestigious scientific j......
November 22, 2018
What does it take to challenge literary orthodoxy?
May 30, 2012
Richard R. Phelps exposes how scholars fail to consult the research that has been done on their chosen topic and blandly claim themselves to be pioneers in the area.
April 4, 2012
Peter Wood remembers Irving Louis Horowitz, founding publisher of Academic Questions and intellectual warrior.
March 23, 2012
Irving Louis Horowitz, who for decades was publisher, advisor, and contributor to Academic Questions died on March 21st. NAS chairman Steve Balch remembers him.
September 20, 2011
In the second part of “The Other Danger…Scholasticism in Academic Research” (Academic Questions, Winter 2010), Lawrence M. Mead defines “scholasticism” as the ever n......
November 23, 2010
Researchers have narrowed their focus to the point of irrelevance in the real world, writes Prof. Lawrence Mead. In this article, which appeared in the winter issue of Academic Questions (vol. 23, no.......
September 30, 2010
The fall issue of Academic Questions examines both good and bad ideas in higher education, including trimming the glut of academic publishing, merit-based scholarships, teaching ebonics, and dissemina......
August 23, 2010
This article appeared in the fall 2010 issue of Academic Questions (vol. 23, no. 3). A short version of this paper appeared under the title “We Must Stop the Avalanche of Low-Quality Resear......