- Apply knowledge of research design and statistics to
evaluate and suggest improvements for research projects
other students in lab.
- Practice oral communication in panel evaluation format.
- Increase knowledge for own proposal by listening and
- Improve research project by applying improvements
- Appreciate the importance of writing clearly by listening
to what the reviewers thought you meant, but that you didn't
Peer Review Guidelines
- Three peers' proposals, place on the R: drive by them on
proposal due date.
- Notes that you have taken regarding each
will allow you to summarize the proposal (maximum of 5
minutes) and add
the review of methods and ethics.
1. Carefully read each proposal you are assigned. Make
and corrections on the proposal
2. Write your own comments to use in a panel discussion of the
proposal. Each panel will consist of 3 to 4 individuals. The
the proposal may not speak. In addition the instructor will not
during the review. After the review is complete (20 to 30
panel may address questions to the author of the proposal and/or
instructor. Panel will:
3. The panel should address the above issues. Remarks about
and other "knit picking" should be done on the proposal in
in the panel discussion. The purpose of peer review is to provide
of the proposal with feedback that will produce the best possible
The worst peer review is one that is superficial because the
are glossed over will surface by the end of the term. Reviewers
are responsible to identify obvious problems while they can be
- Summarize the proposed hypothesis and methods.
- Evaluate the research design (methods of study)
weaknesses and suggesting improvements.
- Evaluate the ethical principles of the proposed
identifying weaknesses and suggesting improvements.
4. Peer reviewers' will be graded in terms of effort. If you
participate responsibly in the review you receive full credit.
miss lab you let
down your co-reviewers and the author of the proposals you are
review. There is no way to make up this lab.