ERIC Number: EJ905902
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
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Theory Survey or Survey Theory?
PS: Political Science and Politics, v43 n2 p273-274 Apr 2010
Matthew Moore's survey of political theorists in U.S. American colleges and universities is an impressive contribution to political science (Moore 2010). It is the first such survey of political theory as a subfield, the response rate is very high, and the answers to the survey questions provide new information about how political theorists look when compared to political scientists overall. We are roughly the same age, for example, and are slightly more likely to be female. The survey also gives us a picture of political theorists' conditions of employment: about half of us get jobs in the first year upon receiving our Ph.D.s; most of us teach at schools that range from 1,000 to 10,000 students; most of us are not at Ph.D.-granting institutions.
Descriptors: Political Science, College Faculty, Teacher Surveys, Theories, Intellectual Disciplines, Teaching Conditions, Teacher Characteristics, National Surveys
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