Peers


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Peers

Equals; those who are an individual's equals in rank and station.

The traditional phrase trial by a jury of his peers means trial by a jury of citizens.

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Put simply, peer review subjects scientists' work to the scrutiny of other scientists in the same field.
Teachers must have the ability to properly train and support students into becoming effective peers for students with disabilities and provide evaluation procedures to assess the effectiveness of peer-mediation for students with disabilities (Greenwood & Delquadri, 1995; Kohler & Strain, 1999).
Urbanski developed Rochester's peer review program back in 1986, well aware of the controversy a similar effort had endured a decade earlier.
Shifts in relationships with families and peers occur in order to accomplish the task of identity development, when adolescents begin to seriously consider who they are and what they want to be.
Archbishop Peers plans to be as invisible as a former primate can possibly be.
Peers can also provide emotional support (assistance someone needs, for example, to calm down when upset) (Hagner, 2000; Kram & Isabella, 1985).
The survey asked respondents to indicate how strongly their peer group would approve or disapprove if they said they wanted to engage in each of twenty leisure activities.
14 For an example of a detailed peer log, which may ask for more information than most peers can or will provide, see Blau, Psychological Services for Law Enforcement (New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1994), 181.
Again, the goal is improved buy-in, first from the peer opinion leaders themselves, next from the peers they influence.
In response to a need for information on the quality of professional practice and a perceived threat to the preservation of the peer review process, as well as to concern about the cost to society of incompetent physicians, Congress passed the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986.
While many managers initially react with skepticism and distrust to the idea of giving peers a majority vote, their concerns usually disappear once they become familiar with the system's mechanics and safeguards.
Help seeking is defined as seeking help from instructors or peers (Pintrich et al.