looks like i have to turn off the phone

The reporter from last week just called back.  First, his analysis of disparities in a particular crime revealed no difference, so the story is not going forward.  Just like academics?  Second, he’s got something new going and is asking me questions about how to run his copy of SPSS (!) a program I don’t use although I have in the past, and is sending me his analysis for me to OK.  I am beginning to feel used here, and am thinking about telling him what my hourly rate for consultation is.  I did tell him I wouldn’t look at his file until after dinner, after I got my own work done.  But I’m sufficiently distracted that I’m writing this blog instead of getting back to work.  OK, turn off browser, turn off email.  I’ll add my two cents to the plagiarism thread later.

Author: olderwoman

I'm a sociology professor but not only a sociology professor. I keep my name out of this blog because I don't want my name associated with it in a Google search. Although I never write anything in a public forum like a blog that I'd be ashamed to have associated with my name (and you shouldn't either), it is illegal for me to use my position as a public employee to advance my religious or political views, and the pseudonym helps to preserve the distinction between my public and private identities. The pseudonym also helps to protect the people I may write about in describing public or semi-public events I've been involved with. You can read about my academic work on my academic blog http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/soc/racepoliticsjustice/ --Pam Oliver

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