A new reader trial approach to peer review in funding research grants: An Australian experiment

@article{Jayasinghe2006ANR,
  title={A new reader trial approach to peer review in funding research grants: An Australian experiment},
  author={Upali W. Jayasinghe and Herbert W. Marsh and Nigel W. Bond},
  journal={Scientometrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={69},
  pages={591-606}
}
Peer reviews are highly valued in academic life, but are notoriously unreliable. A major problem is the substantial measurement error due to the idiosyncratic responses when large numbers of different assessors each evaluate only a single or a few submissions (e.g., journal articles, grants, etc.). To address this problem, the main funding body of academic research in Australia trialed a “reader system” in which each of a small number of senior academics read all proposals within their… CONTINUE READING
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