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The Resource The critical assessment of research : traditional and new methods of evaluation, Alan Bailin and Ann Grafstein

The critical assessment of research : traditional and new methods of evaluation, Alan Bailin and Ann Grafstein

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The critical assessment of research : traditional and new methods of evaluation
Title
The critical assessment of research
Title remainder
traditional and new methods of evaluation
Statement of responsibility
Alan Bailin and Ann Grafstein
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Language
eng
Summary
This book examines the following factors: sponsorship of research, control of the dissemination of research, effects of dominant research paradigms, financial interests of authors, publishers, and editors, role of new technologies (for example, Web 2.0). It is widely accepted among researchers and educators that the peer review process, the reputation of the publisher and examination of the author's credentials are the gold standards for assessing the quality of research and information. However, the traditional gold standards are not sufficient, and the effective evaluation of information requires the consideration of additional factors. Controversies about positive evaluations of new medications that appear in peer-reviewed journals, the financial reports on Enron prior to the revelations that led to its collapse, and obstacles to the publication of research that does not conform to dominant paradigms are just a few examples that indicate the need for a more sophisticated and nuanced approach to evaluating information. Each of the factors is discussed in a factual manner, supported by many examples that illustrate not only the nature of the issues but also their complexity. Practical suggestions for the evaluation of information are an integral part of the text. Highlights frequently overlooked criteria for evaluating researchChallenges the assumption that the gold standards for evaluation are sufficientExamines the role of new technologies in evaluating and disseminating research
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Bailin, Alan
Dewey number
001.4
Index
index present
LC call number
AZ191
LC item number
.B25 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
W 84.3
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Grafstein, A.
Series statement
Chandos information professional series
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  • Research
  • Research
  • Scholarly publishing
  • Research
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Scholarly Communication
  • REFERENCE
  • Research
  • Research
  • Scholarly publishing
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The critical assessment of research : traditional and new methods of evaluation, Alan Bailin and Ann Grafstein
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 101-115) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The gold standards : Peer review ; Publisher reputation ; Author credentials ; Gold standards and the mass media ; Limitations of the gold standards -- Sponsorship and funding : Case 1: Hormone replacement therapy ; Case 2. Enron ; Case 3. The bell curve -- Research paradigms : Case 1. Intelligence testing ; Case 2. What causes ulcers? ; Case 3. Artistic canons -- The dissemination of research : Case 1. Research on homosexuality and feminist research ; Case 2. Pharmaceutical research ; Case 3. Gray literature -- Moving beyond the gold standards: tools and techniques : Investigating research ; Striking the balance
Control code
865508906
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 121 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781780630274
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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cl0500000438
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)865508906
Label
The critical assessment of research : traditional and new methods of evaluation, Alan Bailin and Ann Grafstein
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 101-115) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The gold standards : Peer review ; Publisher reputation ; Author credentials ; Gold standards and the mass media ; Limitations of the gold standards -- Sponsorship and funding : Case 1: Hormone replacement therapy ; Case 2. Enron ; Case 3. The bell curve -- Research paradigms : Case 1. Intelligence testing ; Case 2. What causes ulcers? ; Case 3. Artistic canons -- The dissemination of research : Case 1. Research on homosexuality and feminist research ; Case 2. Pharmaceutical research ; Case 3. Gray literature -- Moving beyond the gold standards: tools and techniques : Investigating research ; Striking the balance
Control code
865508906
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 121 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781780630274
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
cl0500000438
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)865508906

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