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Title: Scientific independence: A key to credibility

Author: Ruggiero, Leonard F.;

Date: 2007

Source: In: EcoReport. Missoula, MT: Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project: 1-2,4

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

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Description: Independence and objectivity are key ingredients of scientific credibility, especially in research organizations that are part of a natural resource management agency like the Forest Service. Credibility, in turn, is essential to the utility of scientific information in socio-political processes. In order to develop this thesis further, a basic understanding of Forest Service organizational structure is important.

Keywords: BEMRP, Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project, scientific credibility, Forest Service

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Ruggiero, Leonard F. 2007. Scientific independence: A key to credibility. In: EcoReport. Missoula, MT: Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project: 1-2,4

 


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