on “scholars” article The New York Magazine’s Jacob Sullum, who has written about academic studies, reported on the new study by David Klinger, a researcher at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
The authors found that the rate of research is falling even as the number of scholars in academic institutions has more than doubled since 1980.
The number of research scholars fell by 5% between 1980 and 2016, according to the report, which analyzed data from the National Science Foundation.
The decline in research has also been driven by fewer scholars in the field.
In 2015, more than 1.3 million scholars were working in academic research, up from 1.1 million in 1980, according the study.
But that percentage fell to 7% in 2016, the report said.
It’s not just the number that’s declining.
Many scholars are leaving the field altogether, and many are turning their attention to other pursuits, such as journalism and philosophy.
The study found that between 1990 and 2020, the number and proportion of academics who were “academically disengaged” dropped from 13% to 6%.
And the proportion who were academically engaged with the field also declined from 10% to 8%.
“This is a worrying trend, but it doesn’t appear to be the primary reason for the decline,” the report authors wrote.
Klinger, the University at Buffalo professor, said it’s possible that the trend is linked to a change in cultural norms about academics in general.
“If you look at the trends of academics, they’ve been going down in the past 30 years or so,” he said.
“They’re not the only ones.
There’s a lot of people who are disengaged from the world of academia.”
Klinger said he believes that cultural changes will eventually help scholars find new and better ways to research.
But he noted that the pace of change has not been uniform, and that there are many factors contributing to the decline.
Klinger said that while there are fewer scholars doing research these days, the field continues to be an attractive place for people to work.
“There are some scholars who want to make money and to be in a position to make a career,” he added.