A Strategy for Assessing Science: Behavioral and Social Research on Aging

A Strategy for Assessing Science: Behavioral and Social Research on Aging

By: Committee on Assessing Behavioral and Social Science Research on Aging (author), National Research Council (author), Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (author), Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences (author), Paul C. Stern (editor), Irwin Feller (editor)Paperback

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A Strategy for Assessing Science offers strategic advice on the perennial issue of assessing rates of progress in different scientific fields. It considers available knowledge about how science makes progress and examines a range of decision-making strategies for addressing key science policy concerns. These include avoiding undue conservatism that may arise from the influence of established disciplines; achieving rational, high-quality, accountable, and transparent decision processes; and establishing an appropriate balance of influence between scientific communities and agency science managers. A Strategy for Assessing Science identifies principles for setting priorities and specific recommendations for the context of behavioral and social research on aging.

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Committee on Assessing Behavioral and Social Science Research on Aging, Irwin Feller and Paul C. Stern, editors, National Research Council

Contents

1 Front Matter; 2 Executive Summary; 3 1 The Purpose of the Study; 4 2 The NIA Behavioral and Social Science Research Program; 5 3 The Stakes in Research Assessment; 6 4 Progress in Science; 7 5 Methods of Assessing Science; 8 6 Conclusions and Recommendations; 9 References; 10 Appendix: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members and Staff

Product Details

  • publication date: 21/02/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780309103978
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9780309103978
  • weight: 295
  • ISBN10: 0309103975

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