I have never met a book I did not like........until now. The author of this book NEVER actually makes a point.
Here is my summary. Every discipline within a university has different criteria for choosing research studies and research candidates. There is no consistency to how this is done even within similar departments at different universities. Peer reviewers avoid litigation by striving to be politically correct when making their decisions. The end!
Informative book for academics from all disciplines. Lamont studies how academics make decisions in real life. The context of the investigation is the expert panel work that some academics do on behalf of funding agencies in social sciences and humanities. So readers from those fields interested in getting funding should find the book as a useful tool.
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