Scholarship Worth Less than the iPhone on Which It Was Written

ACADEME BLOG

In an article in the New York Times titled “A Peek inside the Strange World of Fake Academia,” Kevin Carey has provided much illustrative detail on the burgeoning business in very dubious academic conferences, impostor academic societies, and predatory journals. Beyond some of the illustrative detail that is often as compelling as it is ridiculous, the most fascinating part of the article may be the closing section in which Carey explores a growing phenomenon of conferences, academic societies, and journals that are hybrids of the unarguably legitimate and obviously fraudulent versions of each:

“The papers . . . mostly describe small qualitative studies and surveys that examine well-established ideas, break little new ground and use statistical jargon to make their findings seem more complicated than they really are. They very likely would be rejected by the American Educational Research Association. But they are also well within the bounds of what…

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