ERIC Number: ED167376
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Peer Review in the National Science Foundation: Phase One of a Study.
Cole, Stephen; And Others
Reported is phase one of a study to determine how peer review (the evaluation of proposals for research by experts in the scientific disciplines concerned) works. Data used in this phase of the study include in-depth interviews with 70 scientists who have been involved at all points in the peer review system as well as on data from files of the National Science Foundation. In addition to an introductory section, the report is divided into the following sections: (1) Program Director Activity Prior to Decision Making; (2) Relation Between Reviewer and Applicant Characteristics as an Influence on Ratings; (3) Influence of Characteristics of Applicants on Reviewer Ratings; (4) Interpretations of Reviews by Program Directors; (5) Influence on Decision; and (6) Post-Decision-Making Activities of the Program Director. Two appendices, a bibliography, and a reference section are included. (PEB)
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Grants, Peer Evaluation, Research, Research Criteria, Research Directors, Research Opportunities, Research Projects, Scientific Research
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Committee on Science and Public Policy.