The Arizona Desert Lamp

Cunning Linguists

Posted in Uncategorized by Evan Lisull on 23 January 2009

Via Crooked Timber, some extremely important research for both insecure professors and freshmen undecided on their majors:

Hotness of Study Ranking

Some background on the study:

In 2006, James Felton, Peter T. Koper, John Mitchell and Michael Stinson conducted research that sought to establish, inter alia how perceived hotness of professors affected their RateMyProfessors evaluations for teaching quality. As part of this exercise, Felton et al. ranked (Table 2 in their paper) the relative hotness quotients of 36 different academic disciplines. My estimable colleague John Sides prepared a nice graph of the Felton et al. data (see below).

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