Answered By: Laura Wimberley
Last Updated: Jun 12, 2018     Views: 109

Peer review is a process whereby experts evaluate the research of other experts in their field.  Scholars consider how interesting a research question is, the quality of evidence and argument presented in favor of the author’s answer to that question, and the appropriateness of the author’s research methods, before recommending publication in a peer reviewed journal. Typically three reviewers consider each article, and the process is anonymous. Peer reviewed research is the most authoritative analysis available in most fields.

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