reader poll, 2013

From time to time, I like to learn about our readers. What’s your background? Please tell us!

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Written by fabiorojas

January 27, 2013 at 12:01 am

Posted in fabio, poll

6 Responses

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  1. Why is there no option for soc undergrad? I’m one.


    German undergrad

    January 27, 2013 at 9:45 pm

  2. Information Security – Health Care Sector



    January 28, 2013 at 12:23 am

  3. second the soc undergrad or an option for undergrad in general.



    January 30, 2013 at 4:42 am

  4. It’s amazing to go to see this site and reading the views of all colleagues concerning this paragraph, while I am also zealous of getting familiarity.


    discover gu

    February 16, 2013 at 9:34 pm

  5. Editot



    February 19, 2013 at 3:56 am

  6. I’m just arriving now because of Teppo’s tweet.

    To answer: I’m a process coach (an academic writing coach specifically) and independent scholar. I think I’m to take it that makes me a “non-academic”.

    So a quick comment on the presumptions underlying the survey.

    Like commenters above, I’m surprised undergraduates are apparently assumed not to read the blog at all (or are to be considered “non-academic”.

    It’s also interesting that there’s no option for scholars, like me, with no institutional position (“academic” = grad student, post doc, or faculty). And contingent and honorary faculty are apparently expected to identify simply as “faculty”. (As honorary teaching fellow, should I count myself among “management faculty”?) This reveals some interesting sociological assumptions.

    More importantly, the granular distinctions within the academic readership strike me as over-the-top when compared to the plain “non-academic” for all org-practioners. Why no interest in whether top or middle managers read this blog? Or management consultants? Or people who work in NGOs? Or social movement activitists, etc.? Or politicians? Or military personnel?

    Don’t say it says “Please list in comments”, obviously one is not going to be “counted” there. That all of us are simply NON-academic says something, I think. Maybe it’s what you want to say. Or maybe you just haven’t thought it through. I note, finally, that the “please list” instruction wasn’t even proof read.



    February 19, 2013 at 12:15 pm

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