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Thoughts On Building An Academic Career

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  • Ladd, George W.
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    We have many routes to success in agricultural economics: extension education, resident teaching, advising, research, and public service. In selecting problems to study we must be sensitive to needs of all our clientele. Several production economics concepts are relevant to allocating our own efforts. Noticing, recognizing, and experiencing surprise aid scientific discovery. We need to use heuristics, intuition, deduction, and induction, though consideration of science's ideal and real types shows that all these mental processes are fallible. We need special theories that have broad application. Replication deserves high priority. A few thoughts on the manuscript review process are presented.

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    Article provided by Western Agricultural Economics Association in its journal Western Journal of Agricultural Economics.

    Volume (Year): 16 (1991)
    Issue (Month): 01 (July)
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:wjagec:32625

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    Keywords: Teaching/Communication/Extension/Profession;

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    1. McCloskey, Donald N, 1983. "The Rhetoric of Economics," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 21(2), pages 481-517, June.
    2. Levins, Richard A., 1988. "On Farmers Who Solve Equations," Staff Papers 13880, University of Minnesota, Department of Applied Economics.
    3. Cross, Rodney, 1982. "The Duhem-Quine Thesis, Lakatos and the Appraisal of Theories in Macroeconomics," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 92(366), pages 320-40, June.
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    1. Turner, Steven C., 1993. "Morale And Faculty Development In Agricultural Economics: Discussion," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 25(01), July.
    2. Parcell, Joseph L. & Kastens, Terry L. & Dhuyvetter, Kevin C. & Schroeder, Ted C., 2000. "Agricultural Economists' Effectiveness In Reporting And Conveying Research Procedures And Results," Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, vol. 29(2), October.

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