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January 26, 2015 | Victoria Murphy, Programme Manager at Sense About Science

Why peer review matters when asking for evidence

Since Sense About Science was set up in 2002, we have been working to popularize an understanding of peer review amongst policy makers, journalists, social influencers, and civic organizations. Peer review may not be a perfect system, but asking if something is peer-reviewed is a good first question in helping people distinguish between science and opinion.
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