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  • n. The scholarly process whereby manuscripts intended to be published in an academic journal are reviewed by independent researchers (referees) to evaluate the contribution, i.e. the importance, novelty and accuracy of the manuscript's contents.
  • v. The reviewing before publication, by an authority or authorities in the pertinent field of study, of the written form of an idea, hypothesis, theory, and/or written discussion of such.

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  • v. evaluate professionally a colleague's work


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  • Working with teacher’s unions, states and school districts can develop better measures of performance, ones that combine test data with a system of peer review (most teachers can tell you with amazing consistency which teachers in their schools are really good, and which are really bad).

    The Audacity of Hope

  • While a tiny proportion of the seven hundred workers quit in reaction to Solectron’s tough performance standards, and some were let go, the rest were motivated by their new company’s variable pay system, which allowed workers to earn quarterly bonuses based on their production results, the customer satisfaction surveys, and reports from peer review quality committees.



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