The File

Case Study in Correction (1977–1979)

Editors: Lang, Serge (Ed.)

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The File is a collection of documents from a major dispute involving a number of American college professors, mainly mathematicians, statisticians,and sociologists. The controversy was ignited by the mathematician Serge Lang's reaction to a questionnaire, "The 1977 Survey of the American Professoriate", distributed by E. C. Ladd of the University of Connecticut and S. M. Lipset of Stanford. The ensuing discussion - in part acrimonious and personal - soon involved a large group of active and passive participants, and included issues such as survey techniques, evaluation of academic work, public and political honesty, and McCarthyism at Harvard.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Introductory Letter to the Reader

    Pages 1-5

    Lang, Serge

  • The Story

    Pages 6-17

    Lang, Serge

  • A Reply To Lang

    Pages 18-30

    Ladd, Everett Carll (et al.)

  • The Opening Exchange

    Pages 65-86

    Lang, Serge

  • From Koblitz’s Letter to Lang’s Fifteen Pages of Comments

    Pages 87-104

    Lang, Serge

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The File
Book Subtitle
Case Study in Correction (1977–1979)
Editors
  • Serge Lang
Copyright
1981
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4613-8145-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4613-8145-7
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-90607-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 712
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