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Judging quality isn't robotically rational; it's emotional, cognitive, and social, too. Yet most academics' self-respect is rooted in their ability to analyze complexity and recognize quality, in order to come to the fairest decisions about that elusive god, "excellence." In How Professors Think, Lamont aims to illuminate the confidential process of evaluation and to push the gatekeepers to both better understand and perform their role. --from publisher description.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-315) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Opening the black box of peer review How panels work On disciplinary cultures Pragmatic fairness : customary rules of deliberation Recognizing various kinds of excellence Considering interdisciplinarity and diversity Implications in the United States and abroad.