Politics and ‘peer’ review

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Abstract

In the Investigations, one of the great philosophical texts of the 20th century,
Wittengenstein stated dogmatically that there is no point in endeavouring to verify
the truth of a newspaper story by purchasing another copy of that same newspaper.
Consider now the landscape of government funded research which escapes every
attempt to evaluate adequately the fruits of the labours of those in the research
community who furnish the government with knowledge in the form of ‘research
reports’, quite unlike an academic paper accepted by a reputable peer reviewed journal.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26 - 27
Number of pages2
JournalResearch Intelligence
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008

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