Robert de Vries

Robert de Vries is a research fellow at the Sutton Trust and an associate fellow of the Sociology Department at the University of Oxford. His current research at The Sutton Trust focuses on social mobility and educational disadvantage, with a particular emphasis on implications for public policy. His overriding academic interest is in the predictors and consequences of social status and prestige.

We Must Resist the Pressure to Be Interesting

Academic publishing creates incentives to simplify results, cull aberrations and focus on the exciting — often to the detriment of good research. Could more open access allows us to be good and boring?

9 years ago