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Re: CAVAT [Scanned]

Subject: Re: CAVAT [Scanned]
From: Jerry Ross
Date: Dec 22 2010 09:17:27
This is the placing of a monetary value on something, so surely it should be peer reviewed by economists.

You know, the people who gave us Enron and manage the affairs of of our banks.


On 22/12/2010 09:04, Edmund Hopkins wrote:
Well I know far too little about the process to venture a criticism but I do 
wonder who in this case would be the peers? One of the BMJ's problems was 
with reviewer anonymity, which they duly abandoned.

-----Original Message-----
From: John Flannigan [mailto:jdflannigan@xxxx.com]
Sent: 21 December 2010 21:08
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: RE: CAVAT [Scanned]


I'm with the consensus that there are no better alternatives to peer review.
I would suggest that criticisms of it are more about shortcomings of
practice rather than the principle of peer review.

I feel quite strongly that we will more successfully plant and nurture trees
if we base our actions on sound principles.

John

-----Original Message-----
From: Edmund Hopkins [mailto:Edmund.Hopkins@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.gov.uk]
Sent: 21 December 2010 16:15
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: RE: CAVAT [Scanned]

Did you hear that piece on R4, the former editor of the British Medical
Journal saying peer review is really not all it's cracked up to be, au
contraire?

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