|1.||Many of Allan Bloom's
authoritative-sounding characterizations of contemporary
undergraduates in The Closing of the
American Mind, on the other hand,
are based on the most unscholarly
kinds of anecdote-as-data. For
Even the dimmest, most routinely trained specialist in sociology might wonder what Bloom's sample size for this astonishing generalization was, what his control was, how he knew the family status of all his students, and so on.
|2.||An undergraduate in
residence at Rutgers in the
mid-1980s could manage on a
little over $6,000 a year, as opposed to $16,000 to $17,000 a
year at the most expensive private
About 90 percent of the undergraduates at Rutgers College in the mid-1980s were from the state of New Jersey; most of them were from the northern half of the state, from mostly suburban home-
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Publication information: Book title: Coming of Age in New Jersey:College and American Culture. Contributors: Michael Moffatt - Author. Publisher: Rutgers University Press. Place of publication: New Brunswick. Publication year: 1989. Page number: 336.
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