“In the choice between changing one’s mind and proving there is no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof.” John K. Galbraith, Economist (1908 – 2006).
Thursday, 11 October 2012
The crystal ball?
A Northwestern University study claims to have a devised a formula that can
predict if scientists will become future stars. It considers factors that
contribute to a scientist’s trajectory including the number of articles
written, the current h-index,
the years since publishing the first article, the number of distinct journals
one has published in and the number of articles in high impact
journals. Useful or dangerous?