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Fact or Factoid

A factoid is a little piece of truth, or a false statement that gets repeated often enough it becomes accepted as the whole truth.

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Rethinking how research is communicated: two cases from Cameroon

Research Uptake: Yes, Communication Really Does Matter

We generally tend to relegate communication to a classic triptych: if we have formulated a message, developed the tools to transmit the message, and reached the desired target, then we assume to have communicated. 1,250 more words

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Lessons from Peer Reviewing among Think Tanks

The peer review pilot was a space to learn about these processes; as with all exploratory tasks, I was left with many questions and also some ideas of things to do in the future. 1,553 more words

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Perspectives on the Peer Review Pilot

In the previous two posts by Horacio Vera and Patricia Ames in this series we have learned from the participants in the process what it meant for their personal and institutional capacities. 713 more words

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A manifesto for research-policy funders: publish what you are funding and finding

This week alone (and it is not even Wednesday), I have received calls from and heard about projects to study different aspects of the research and policy sector. 925 more words


(Re)Creating a culture of peer review

Peer review processes in its current form had been popularized by academic journals in recent years but the underlying ideas that fuel them are in place for a longer time. 1,015 more words

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Peer review and training of young researchers

Those college days when the greatest recognition you could achieve was a 10 in your research paper are gone. I am sure my colleagues starting their career as researchers in social topics have thought the same thing. 975 more words

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