What is Peer Review in Science? - Definition, Process & Examples


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The peer review process is ______.

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1. Which of the following is not a step in the peer review process for a grant?

2. Reviewers comment on the _______ of the research.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Peer review is an important aspect in scientific experiments. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of the process of this review. You'll be tested on areas that include how reviewers are chosen, requirements of the review, and the Matthew Effect.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following aspects of peer review in science:

  • What is peer review
  • Issues with the peer review process
  • Who does the reviewing

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of peer review
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as bias and subjectivity
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the history of peer review
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the process of peer review in science

Additional Learning

To learn more about peer review in science, review the accompanying lesson titled 'What is Peer Review in Science?' This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the steps for peer review for funding
  • Discuss possible issues with the peer review process
  • Understand the history of peer review