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peer review

Having one or more programmers review the source code of a program written by someone else. Peer review produces much better code, since others have already tried to understand it. Indecipherable routines are eliminated before they get buried into the fabric of the program. See open source.
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Although negative evaluations of one's books are never fun to read, publishers and authors can take solace in the reality that scholarly reviews in academic journals have little if any discernible effect on the sales figures of most books.
This rationale is surely vindicated in the ensuing chapters, where the author develops scholarly review, yet one which is also lucid, compelling, and highly relevant to current concerns.
Improving Children's Readiness for School: Preschool Programs Make a Difference, but Quality Counts uses scholarly review of programs that have reported results and identifies 10 that have reliable evidence of benefits to the participating children.
gave an energetic yet scholarly review of the surprisingly spare research literature on the treatment of sleeping difficulties in children (for both typically developing and those with special needs), and specifically described the range of behavioral interventions and their efficacy.
In the July 29 rebuttal letter, 24 scholars charged that Hutson's essay "yields an unbalanced treatment of this important topic on the basis of questionable analysis that has not, as far as is known, been subjected to independent scholarly review." The scholars also criticized Hutson's effort to interpret the Danbury letter on the basis of deleted passages, saying he has read too much into a few phrases that Jefferson left out.
Chapter 2 divides the approximately 50 periodicals that together constitute the collective into three categories--music magazines, scholarly review journals and political newspapers--setting out clearly the geographical distribution of the periodicals, the number of reviews in each type of publication and the genres reviewed.
Andrew Anderson offers a scholarly review of Gomez de la Serna's contacts with Marinetti and concludes that while Ramon was influenced by Marinetti before the Spanish version of the latter's famous Futurist Manifesto, the manifesto in turn owes significant debts to Ramon's ideas passed on to Marinetti through epistolary contacts.
He incorporates a succinct yet scholarly review of opposing viewpoints and is commendably candid about his own opinions.
Woman Abuse is focused on Canada, and provides a scholarly review of what is known about the incidence of various forms of victimization.
Among these, Lynn Cooper reports work exploring possible pre-semantic and post-semantic perceptual systems used in the representation of objects by investigating differential sensitivity of different types of information to implicit and explicit memory tasks; Stephen Kosslyn continues to develop a neurophysiologically based understanding of imagery processes derived from computer based explorations of vision and knowledge about its neural substrate and John Richardson presents a scholarly review of work on gender differences in the experience and use of imagery.
Rather than a practical guide, the volume is a scholarly review of fish nutrition, utilizing a multidisciplinary approach to present a comprehensive account for students and scientists.
Pierre and Eric Bouhanna offer this scholarly review of issues regarding varieties of alopecia, aimed at health professionals involved in diagnosis, care, and treatment.

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