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The File : Case Study in Correction (1977-1979)

Author: Serge Lang
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York, 1981.
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The File is a collection of documents from a major dispute involving a number of American college professors, mainly mathematicians, statisticians, and sociologists. The controversy was ignited by the mathematician Serge Lang's reaction to a questionnaire, "The 1977 Survey of the American Professoriate", distributed by E.C. Ladd of the University of Connecticut and S.M. Lipset of Stanford. The ensuing discussion -  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Serge Lang
ISBN: 9781461381457 1461381452
OCLC Number: 852790700
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (712 pages)
Contents: Introductory Letter to the Reader --
Why bother? (Your point of view). Why bother? (My point of view). Editorial responsibility --
The letters. Introductory and other comments. Objectivity --
The Story: Summary --
A Reply to Lang --
The Ladd--Lipset Surveys--A Brief Review. The Methodology of the 1977 Survey. Survey Research on Public Opinion and Social Values. Sampling. Nonresponse. Question Design and Questionnaire Development. Envoi. --
The File --
"The 1977 Survey of the American Professoriate" --
VERITAS AT HARVARD, by Sigmund Diamond from the New York Review of Books, 28 April 1977 --
The First Year --
One: The Opening Exchange --
Two: From Koblitz's Letter to Lang's Fifteen Pages of Comments --
Three: From Lang's Comments to the Science Article --
Four: From Science to New York Review of Books --
Five: The Garfinkel Letter ("McCarthyism"?) --
Six: The New York Review of Books Article --
The Second Year --
Seven: Trying to Settle Loose Ends --
Eight: The Chronicle Causes a Rebound --
Nine: From Mac Lane's Letter to the Editors (Notices, AMS) to Lang's Letter to the Editor (Bulletin, AAUP) --
Ten: The Stakes Are Raised --
Eleven: The "Ratings" Get Publicity --
Twelve: The AAUP--Chronicle Relation --
Thirteen: End of the Second Year --
Into a Third Year --
Fourteen: "McCarthyism"? (Again) --
Fifteen: "Intemperate and Libelous"? --
Sixteen: Ladd--Lipset, Survey Research, Sociology. Can We Generalize? How? --
Seventeen: The Story Goes On --
Eighteen: Closing the File --
Appendices --
Appendix II. Documents on the Carnegie--ACE 1969 Survey --
Lang Letter to Clark Kerr on the 1969 Survey --
Appendix III. "Representative Sampling, I: Non-scientific Literature," by William Kruskal and Frederic Mosteller --
Appendix IV. Veritas at Harvard --
Some Themes and Issues --
S. Lang --
Correction. "The 1977 Survey of the American Professoriate": quality; use of the questionnaire; academic effect; administrative effect and public effect. Survey research. Sociology. Social Sciences. VERITAS AT HARVARD. Scholarship: academic only? active? political? Journalistic power; the cc list; letters to the editor. Financial power. Subservience to authority and power: intellectual authority; statutory authority and power. The competence of the surveyors. The personal aspect of the file. The methodology of the file. Collegiality. Responsibility: institutional; journalistic; scientific; personal. Conclusion --
Publication of the File --
Comments and Letters --
"Selective Memory and Scholarly Controversy," --
Seymour Martin Lipset.
Responsibility: by Serge Lang.


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