Re: [asa] Trees don't lie

From: John Burgeson (ASA member) <>
Date: Sat Mar 21 2009 - 10:07:11 EDT

On 3/20/09, Glenn Morton <> wrote:
> Bill asked:
> "But can you suggest an alternative?"
> Yes, a free for all. Crackpot papers will quickly not be read. With today's
> internet, there is no need for peer review. Post the papers on the internet
> and be done with it. That way, no small minded ideologues can stop good
> things from being published.
That's already the case, of course. Whether good or bad I'm not sure.

AT IBM we had (in our dept) a form of peer review. Every paper of
import -- such as product objectives, had to get a vetting by the
whole dept as well as selected people outside the dept. We caught a
lot of error that way.


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