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peer

Etymology: L, par, equal
a person deemed an equal for the purpose at hand. A peer is usually a colleague or associate of roughly the same age or level of mental endowment.

peer

(pēr) [ME.]
One who has an equal standing with another in age, class, or rank.

peer review

The evaluation of the quality of the work effort of an individual by his or her colleagues. It could involve evaluation of articles submitted for publication or the quality of medical care administered by an individual, group, or hospital.
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Nature's peer review experiment is over, and the journal is now analyzing the results.
Increasing active student responding and improving academic performance through classwide peer tutoring.
Rochester's teacher retention rote is up to 90 percent, well over the 65 percent margin recorded before peer review was indoctrinated, Urbanski says.
This article identifies six factors inhibiting the use of a peer mediation program in a culturally diverse junior high school.
Similarly, the day of his election was not stressful for two reasons, Archbishop Peers said.
Race and gender differences in adolescent peer group approval of leisure activities, Journal of Leisure Research, 30(2), 214-232.
Second, peer supporters can refer receptive officers to professional counselors.
CCP links the peer opinion leaders, or enough of them to get the job done, with specific involvement processes.
Part A of the Act provides immunity to peer reviewers, to individuals who provide information to the process, to hospitals relying on information they obtain from NPDB, and to NPDB.
In the typical procedure, if an employee can't get a problem solved by talking to his or her boss and following the normal chain of command, he or she can elect to use the peer review process for a final and binding resolution.
In this article peer tutoring is being promoted as a pedagogical strategy that teachers may use in technology instruction and integration to achieve a wider range of learning outcomes such as; subject content interest and mastery, improved technology skills, cooperation among students and raising self esteem.
Fenton said Archbishop Peers genuinely wants to know people.