Friday, November 4, 2016

Older Scientists Are Touted as Offering Untapped Value

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Paul Basken
November 4, 2016

Federal funding agencies have been eager to support younger researchers, reflecting a widespread belief that nurturing the next generation is critical to ensuring the long-term success of the nation’s scientific enterprise.
A new analysis out of Northeastern University, however, is challenging the orthodoxy. Looking across a variety of fields, the study found that while a researcher’s productivity generally declines with age, creativity and impact do not.
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