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The Necessity of Commensuration Bias in Grant Peer Review

Heesen, Remco (2022) The Necessity of Commensuration Bias in Grant Peer Review. Ergo, 8 (39). pp. 423-443. ISSN 2330-4014

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Abstract

Peer reviewers at many funding agencies and scientific journals are asked to score submissions both on individual criteria and overall. The overall scores should be some kind of aggregate of the criteria scores. Carole Lee identifies this as a potential locus for bias to enter the peer review process, which she calls commensuration bias. Here I view the aggregation of scores through the lens of social choice theory. I argue that, when reviewing grant proposals, it is in many cases impossible to avoid commensuration bias.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Heesen, Remcor.heesen@lse.ac.uk0000-0003-3823-944X
Keywords: Philosophy of science Commensuration bias Peer review Social epistemology Social choice theory
Subjects: General Issues > Decision Theory
General Issues > Ethical Issues
Specific Sciences > Medicine
General Issues > Social Epistemology of Science
Depositing User: Remco Heesen
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2023 11:31
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 14:10
Item ID: 22216
Journal or Publication Title: Ergo
Publisher: Michigan Publishing
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3998/ergo.2240
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.3998/ergo.2240
Subjects: General Issues > Decision Theory
General Issues > Ethical Issues
Specific Sciences > Medicine
General Issues > Social Epistemology of Science
Date: 2022
Page Range: pp. 423-443
Volume: 8
Number: 39
ISSN: 2330-4014
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/22216

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