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Risk evaluation in peer review of grant applications

The process of peer review is used to identify the most scientifically meritorious research projects for funding. Impact and innovation are among the criteria used to determine overall merit. A criticism of peer review has been the perception that reviewers are biased against innovation, such as one study that found reviewers to systematically assign poorer scores to highly novel...

BRICS Development Strategies: Exploring the Meaning of BRICS ‘Community’ and ‘Collective Action’ in the Context of BRICS State Led Cooperation in South Africa

Lisa Thompson 0 Pamela Tsolekile de Wet 0 0 African Centre for Citizenship and Democracy at the School of Government, University of the Western Cape , Cape Town , South Africa The BRICS partnership ... rhetoric and policy resonate strongly with more traditional forms of alliance building. As a result, resistance from below is already evident and may more likely to grow over the long term. Professor Lisa

Using the Culturally Proficient Continuum to Evaluate the Cultural Relevance of Gifted and Talented Programs

This study examined the gifted and talented (GT) curriculum of a suburban school district in a southwestern state through the lens of Lindsey, Robbins, and Terrell’s (2009) Culturally Proficient Continuum (CPC) model. The study sought to determine if the district’s GT curriculum and program activities supported cultural proficiency, utilized any of the six CPC levels within the...

“Clozapine makes me quite drowsy, so when I wake up in the morning those first cups of coffee are really handy”: an exploratory qualitative study of excessive caffeine consumption among individuals with schizophrenia

Background Research has shown that individuals with schizophrenia use caffeine at higher rates than the general population; however, no qualitative research has been undertaken investigating problematic caffeine use and its effects on this population. This article explores the role of caffeine consumption in the lives of people with schizophrenia through a narrative analysis of...