Why so Few Conservatives and Should we Care?
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- Tetlock, P.E. & Mitchell, G. Soc (2015) 52: 28. doi:10.1007/s12115-014-9850-6
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We take mild issue with some of the conclusions Gross draws from his research into the political commitments of academics, and we draw attention to other research that suggests there are epistemic costs associated with the political imbalance that Gross observes. We question whether incentives and controls currently existing within the social sciences are sufficient to counter these epistemic costs.