Research ethics survey

Chris Boake cboake at
Fri Feb 28 14:06:53 EST 1997

In article <33169348.6657 at>, forsburg at wrote:

> The real measure of whether you are working hard is what you 
> are getting done.  
> -- susan, who will probably regret bringing up working hours!

Yes! Yes! Yes!  We're not in a field that deals with "billable hours."  We
are in a field that judges progress by papers published and proposals
funded.  I tend to get anxious if I don't see one of my students for a few
days, but I realize that they have their own schedules, and after a few
months with a new student I know whether the absences are productive or
unproductive.  Productivity can be totally uncorrelated with visibility;
it's easy to spin your wheels anywhere.
--Chris Boake

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