Category Archives: Academic History

Conflict Rescission II

Discussed the advantages of direct conflict here, here and here. If people are accustomed to others directly expressing reservations, there is no shock. On the other hand, if everything is back of one’s back, reactions to direct conflict can be … Continue reading

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Stat Puppet

Wrote to Neil Remington Abramson, concerning some quotes discovered when reformatting the dissertation: …statistics appears to enjoy a unique status comparable to having one’s head shaved and one’s clothes burned. Schein (undated; contained in Kolb, Rubin and McIntyre, l979, 12) … Continue reading

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DocStoc

The original commentary is published here. What it says: One never knows what gets picked up and why. Just discovered that Chapter 10 of the dissertation was shared on DocStoc by Yan TingTing, who has posted nearly 58,000 documents there. … Continue reading

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Lastings

Put the dissertation up, and advised a few people of that fact. One of my former students, David Ma, commented as follows (reproduced with permission): Bruce – very good to hear from you. Did I ever mention that I had … Continue reading

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Still There, In Storage

Found a link to the dissertation being library-referenced. Wrote about it here, with the specifics here: Still There …though maybe shouldn’t be surprised. Doctoral dissertation, or major research of any sort, being a form of permanent contribution to knowledge. Similar … Continue reading

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Source of the image

Wanted to get the doctoral dissertation up, again. Had been up on a University of Ottawa server that was taken down, so every time the dissertation referenced, no longer accessible. So started a related site. Needed an image. Came up … Continue reading

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Advisory

Neil Remington Abramson discusses doctoral experiences with advisors (reproduced with permission): Originally I went to Western to work with a particular professor of Business Ethics. The first negative sign for me was the one in his office that said whomever … Continue reading

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