Dan Wright writes:
Given your healthy skepticism of findings/conclusions from post-peer-reviewed papers, I thought I would forward the following from Institute of Educational Sciences.
Here is a sample quote:
Simply put, peer review is a method by which scientists who are experts in a particular field examine another scientist’s work to verify that it makes a valid contribution to the evidence base. With that assurance, a scientist can report his or her work to the public, and the public can trust the work.
Unless, of course, it’s published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, or Psychological Science, or the PPNAS, or . . .