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Tenure is a necessary – not a sufficient – condition for controversial research

  • Kevin MacDonald (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X06009265
  • Published online: 08 February 2007
Abstract

The Ceci et al. article is consistent with tenure being a necessary condition for controversial research. In the absence of tenure, as in the United Kingdom, professors have been fired and suspended for politically controversial issues. There are a variety of reasons why tenure does not ensure that professors will engage in controversial research, including career interests and the desire to be liked.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • ISSN: 0140-525X
  • EISSN: 1469-1825
  • URL: /core/journals/behavioral-and-brain-sciences
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