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Professor Blooper sometimes deliberately writes worse articles than he could. How come?
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Articles as in newspaper articles? magazine articles? blog entries? peer reviewed journal articles? non-published articles for his students to read?
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Articles as in newspaper articles? nomagazine articles? noishblog entries? no peer reviewed journal articles? nonon-published articles for his students to read? no
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Is he writing them for his class to critique and improve as an excercise? So he has to make them bad so they can be improved? Is it relevant what subject he teaches? Science? English? Journalism? Math?

Are they supposed to be magazine articles for class purposes? Is he showing them to his student?
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Is he writing these articles under another name? and wants to use an entirely different style for each name?
Is the name you chose for him (Prof. Blooper) relevant? Does he make a lot of bloopers?
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Where his writings intended to be humorous?

True story? From your imagination?
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Is he writing them for his class to critique and improve as an excercise? no So he has to make them bad so they can be improved? no Is it relevant what subject he teaches? no Science? English? Journalism? Math?

Are they supposed to be magazine articles for class purposes no Is he showing them to his student? irrel
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Is he writing these articles under another name? no and wants to use an entirely different style for each name? n/a
Is the name you chose for him (Prof. Blooper) relevant? yes Does he make a lot of bloopers? yes
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Where his writings intended to be humorous? no

True story? not that I know ofFrom your imagination? yes
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Is his name really Professor Blooper, or is that a nickname? Or his pseudonym, perhaps?
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Is his name really Professor Blooper, or is that a nickname? This is not a true story (see above), so I can call him whatever I like. Or his pseudonym, perhaps? see previous answer
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definite articles? indefinite articles?
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definite articles? indefinite articles? No, I mean articles in academic journals!
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Worse articles in the sense of:

factual errors?
Grammatical or spelling errors?

Does he want the articles to be rejected?

The type of journals he writes for:

Psychology/Sociology?
Physics?
Mathematics?
Earth Sciences?
Neurology?
Psychiatry?

Does he submit his articles under a pseudonym?
Does he hope to fool the journal into accepting bad articles?

Oops, so he writes for academic journals, but not peer-reviewed ones, correct? I think I'm confused by your answer to Shez.
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Worse articles in the sense of:

factual errors? possibly
Grammatical or spelling errors? no

Does he want the articles to be rejected? no

The type of journals he writes for: the field is irrel

Psychology/Sociology?
Physics?
Mathematics?
Earth Sciences?
Neurology?
Psychiatry?

Does he submit his articles under a pseudonym? no
Does he hope to fool the journal into accepting bad articles? no

Oops, so he writes for academic journals, but not peer-reviewed ones, correct? yes--many journals invite articles. Anyone who's established in a field probably writes mostly invited papers (at least in philosophy)I think I'm confused by your answer to Shez. see previous answer
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Is the kind of bloopers he puts in the text relevant? Are they obvious?
Wrong conclusions? Missing references? Missing data to support his conclusions? Wrong quotations?
Nonsense or contradictory definitions? Weaker results than he actually got?
Does he want to test the editor?
Does he deliberately misquote other articles? in order to provoke reactions of the authors of those articles?
Does he basically want to know how many people read his paper?
Did he offer a reward for anyone who spots an error?
Is his main intention: to get more students? to get better funding of his research? to provoke discussion? to get attention?
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Is the kind of bloopers he puts in the text relevant? yes Are they obvious? noish
Wrong conclusions? possibly Missing references? no Missing data to support his conclusions? no Wrong quotations? no
Nonsense noor contradictory definitions possibly? Weaker results than he actually got? no
Does he want to test the editor? no
Does he deliberately misquote other articles? noin order to provoke reactions of the authors of those articles? yope
Does he basically want to know how many people read his paper? no
Did he offer a reward for anyone who spots an error? no
Is his main intention: to get more students? no to get get better funding of his research? indirectly to provoke discussion? yesish to get attention? yesish
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Does he write controversy for the sake of preventing consensus? To prevent action? (i.e. Counter-global warming arguments). Does he write simpler articles so they're easier for the common person to understand/participate? Does he write articles with pop-references or simple writing in them so more journals will publish the article? In order to promote the information as widely as possible? Does he write worse/misleading articles so that his own research/work isn't disclosed to competitors?
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Does he write them under his own name? His rival's name?
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Does he write controversy for the sake of preventing consensus? noTo prevent action? no(i.e. Counter-global warming arguments). Does he write simpler articles so they're easier for the common person to understand/participate? noDoes he write articles with pop-references or simple writing in them so more journals will publish the article? noIn order to promote the information as widely as possible? noDoes he write worse/misleading articles so that his own research/work isn't disclosed to competitors? no
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Does he write them under his own name? yesHis rival's name? no
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Does he leave out critical facts? Details? Is he following the "publish or perish" philosophy? Does he write/publish less substantiated articles in order to more quickly follow up with new/more fleshed out articles? Thus maintaining his ability to stay current? Popular?
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Does he leave out critical facts? noDetails? possibly Is he following the "publish or perish" philosophy? no but you're ORTDoes he write/publish less substantiated articles in order to more quickly follow up with new/more fleshed out articles? dittoThus maintaining his ability to stay current? no Popular? yope
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is he trying to make a point?

trying to increase the number of articles he has published?
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is he trying to make a point?no

trying to increase the number of articles he has published? no but you're ORT
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Does it have anything to do with the peer review process? Does he write poorly to... increase the number of peers he needs to review his article? Are there certain people that he can only interact with for professional reasons? Would this increase the amount of reviewing required by 1 particular person? Somebody he would like to be romantically involved with? But is too shy to talk to that person for anything other than work?
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Did he publish an annotation or correction for each article with a blooper? which then would count as a separate paper?
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Did he publish an annotation or correction for each article with a blooper? nowhich then would count as a separate paper? n/a
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Missed mine.
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Does it have anything to do with the peer review process?No. Remember, these papers are not peer-reviewed. See above. Does he write poorly to... increase the number of peers he needs to review his article? no Are there certain people that he can only interact with for professional reasons? noWould this increase the amount of reviewing required by 1 particular person? noSomebody he would like to be romantically involved with? no But is too shy to talk to that person for anything other than work? no
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So he is writing articles in journals, under his own name, which deliberately contain errors of fact? or wrong conclusions drawn from evidence? or non-evidenced conclusions? or weird opinions?

is he trying to prove something? trying to make himself look good? someone else look bad?

are these articles on one specific subject? something he is an expert on? an area of his research?

is this anything like the Sokal hoax? is he trying to show up other academics as being non-critical? or ignorant? or easily fooled?
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So he is writing articles in journals, under his own name, which deliberately contain errors of fact? possiblyor wrong conclusions drawn from evidence? more likely or non-evidenced conclusions? very likelyor weird opinions? ditto

is he trying to prove something? no trying to make himself look good? yessomeone else look bad? no

are these articles on one specific subject? irrel something he is an expert on? probablyan area of his research? yes

is this anything like the Sokal hoax? nois he trying to show up other academics as being non-critical? noor ignorant? noor easily fooled? no
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Is there little interest in his field? By publishing outrageous, unsubstantiated claims, is he hoping to generate more publicity for his area of research?
Does he have a personal bias towards certain conclusions?
Is he trying to imply that his logical reasoning is so superior, that he needs no evidence to come to those conclusions?
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Is there little interest in his field? irrelBy publishing outrageous, unsubstantiated claims, is he hoping to generate more publicity for his area of research? no
Does he have a personal bias towards certain conclusions? irrel
Is he trying to imply that his logical reasoning is so superior, that he needs no evidence to come to those conclusions? no
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When he publishes an article with errors, does he then later publish another article on the same subject? Does he want to make it look like he is progressing in his field, because he starts writing better articles? Does he want people to know that he can recognise when he makes a mistake?

Does he write them subscribing to a point of view he believes in? Or an alternative one? Does he hope that people who have a different view to him on something will use his articles to back up their logic, and he can then criticise the flawed evidence they are relying on?

Does he expect his readers to notice the errors? The publishers?
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When he publishes an article with errors, does he then later publish another article on the same subject? irrelDoes he want to make it look like he is progressing in his field, because he starts writing better articles?\b} no} Does he want people to know that he can recognise when he makes a mistake? irrel

Does he write them subscribing to a point of view he believes in? irrelOr an alternative one? irrelDoes he hope that people who have a different view to him on something will use his articles to back up their logic, and he can then criticise the flawed evidence they are relying on no

Does he expect his readers to notice the errors? yes The publishers? irrel, as long as the publishers publish the articles
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So is it simply that he publishes bad articles, which get refuted, and so he then publishes a "corrected" article and thereby gets two articles published (for example) instead of one?
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So is it simply that he publishes bad articles, which get refuted, and so he then publishes a "corrected" article and thereby gets two articles published (for example) instead of one? no
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Is there something specific about the particular publication that enables our bloopy professor to act in such a way?

Whoa, wait a minute - looking back, I may have missed something, but if not - Is the publication to which he submits his articles not a serious scientific publication at all? Is it a comedic or satirical publication?
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My mega falt - my hypothesis is in my last post is obviously ruled out by your previous answers. Sorry, ignore the waste of bandwidth and carry on . But I WILL be back with the answer.
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Is there something specific about the particular publication that enables our bloopy professor to act in such a way? no

Whoa, wait a minute - looking back, I may have missed something, but if not - Is the publication to which he submits his articles not a serious scientific publication at all?{it's serious but needs not be scientific Is it a comedic or satirical publication? no
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Would it help us to know his field of research?
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Would it help us to know his field of research? No--this would work in all fields. By the way, where are you now? You were serving in the US Army in Iraq, right? Are you still there?
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I left Iraq in 2007 and am back at Boeing. I even brought a war-bride home with me (he ended up working for Boeing too).

Is Professor Blooper citing other research & articles even though he knows they're unfounded or bad science? But because he's citing another source it doesn't make him look bad? And in doing so, supports his own position without having to do hardly any work at all?
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I left Iraq in 2007 and am back at Boeing.As a pilot?I even brought a war-bride home with me (he ended up working for Boeing too). Congratulations!!Is he an Iraqi? A fellow US soldier?

Is Professor Blooper citing other research & articles even though he knows they're unfounded or bad science? no But because he's citing another source it doesn't make him look bad? no And in doing so, supports his own position without having to do hardly any work at all? no
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HINT: Academia is frightfully competitive and status-conscious.
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Does Professor Blooper already have tenure? And thus isn't as status-conscious as others? Does he deliberately write poor articles in order to maintain his status, but to avoid getting sniped/lampooned by his colleagues?

I'm an engineer. I teach robots how to build an assortment of commercial airplanes. He's from Texas. He was a contractor overseas working IT/Sys Admin in the server rooms. He's now a software engineer and takes care of a military grade of the 737.
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Does Professor Blooper already have tenure? irrelAnd thus isn't as status-conscious as others? no-- he is status conscious (as are most tenured professors, by the way Does he deliberately write poor articles in order to maintain his status, but to avoid getting sniped/lampooned by his colleagues? no

I'm an engineer. I teach robots how to build an assortment of commercial airplanes. That sounds like fun. it?He's from Texas. He was a contractor overseas working IT/Sys Admin in the server rooms. He's now a software engineer and takes care of a military grade of the 737.
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Is it perhaps more important for Professor Blooper to get his articles out FASTER rather than spend extra time making them better? Is that so that he can saturate the market with his articles and his name, thus freezing out any competing articles? After all, what magazine would publish 2 articles essentially about the same thing.
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Is it perhaps more important for Professor Blooper to get his articles out FASTER rather than spend extra time making them better? no Is that so that he can saturate the market with his articles and his name, thus freezing out any competing articles? no After all, what magazine would publish 2 articles essentially about the same thing.
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Is Professor Blooper a member of the LTPF and makes deliberate typos in his articles as a form of secret message to the community - puzzles to be solved? Is his popularity partially driven by these "errors" & fun puzzles incorporated into serious articles? Are the bloopers more like challenge words that he's trying to fit into the article just to win a bet? Like somebody betting the graduation day speaker they wouldn't be able to get the words "paper plate, dildo, & elephant" into their speech without anybody noticing.
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Is Professor Blooper a member of the LTPF and makes deliberate typos in his articles as a form of secret message to the community - puzzles to be solved? no Is his popularity partially driven by these "errors" & fun puzzles incorporated into serious articles? no Are the bloopers more like challenge words that he's trying to fit into the article just to win a bet?no Like somebody betting the graduation day speaker they wouldn't be able to get the words "paper plate, dildo, & elephant" into their speech without anybody noticing. No, but I like that example!!
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is he passing secret messages?
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is he passing secret messages? no
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Is the Professor trying to draw attention to his particular field of research? Is he trying to encourage more people to enter that field? To conduct more experiments so he'll have more substantial evidence or research to write about? Is he trying to drum up more graduate students and assistants who will "correct" or "test" the bad assumptions or declarations he made in his articles? Thus helping him write even better articles, and become more famous?
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Is the Professor trying to draw attention to his particular field of research? yopeIs he trying to encourage more people to enter that field? noTo conduct more experiments so he'll have more substantial evidence or research to write about? no Is he trying to drum up more graduate students and assistants who will "correct" or "test" the bad assumptions or declarations he made in his articles? no Thus helping him write even better articles, and become more famous? no
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HINT: Professor B. is trying to improve his academic standing. Find out how.
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Anything in this article relevant? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academic_publishing
Type of paper?
Editing process relevant?
Serials Crisis relevant?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serials_crisis


Do Professor Blooper's articles get published strictly in magazines/journals? Or are they also published widely online? At least at the magazine's website?

If strictly dead tree editions... Is he being forced to cut his articles down, make poor generalizations rather than go into accurate specifics, so that he can even get published? Because there isn't enough room in the journals anymore? Because they're being forced to make budget cuts? Because the library's won't buy the expensive journals anymore?
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Anything in this article relevant?\b {yes or yesish}http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academic_publishing
Type of paper? no
Editing process relevant? no
Serials Crisis relevant? no
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serials_crisis


Do Professor Blooper's articles get published strictly in magazines/journals? irrel Or are they also published widely online? ditto At least at the magazine's website? ditto

If strictly dead tree editions... Is he being forced to cut his articles down, make poor generalizations rather than go into accurate specifics, so that he can even get published? noBecause there isn't enough room in the journals anymore? noBecause they're being forced to make budget cuts? no Because the library's won't buy the expensive journals anymore? no
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does he put the bloopers in in order to get others to comment in articles of their own upon his papers? and giving his papers as references? does this then increase the number of citations his papers have? and therefore make it look as though he is important academically because so many other people are citing his papers?
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does he put the bloopers in in order to get others to comment in articles of their own upon his papers? yes and giving his papers as references? yes does this then increase the number of citations his papers have? yes and therefore make it look as though he is important academically because so many other people are citing his papers? yes
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********** SPOILER ************
Clever Hannah triumphs yet again!! One of the many irrationalities of academia is that tenure & promotion committees rely heavily on a candidate's "citation index," i.e. how many times other scholars cite his work. So Professor Blooper works the system by making bloopers, which other scholars can correct. This works best for invited papers, of course, rather than for refereed papers, where bloopers can lead to rejection. Please lead yourself to my new puzzle at the bottom of the page.

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