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Pedigree matrix for research

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Pedigree matrix for research (Funtowicz and Ravetz 1990).

Score

Theoretical Structure

Data input

Peer acceptance

Colleague consensus

4

Established theory

Review Total All but cranks

3

Theory-based model

Historic/Field data High All but rebels

2

Computational model

Extrapolated Medium Competing schools

1

Statistical processing

Calculated Low Embrionic field

0

Definitions

Expert guess None No opinion

Funtowicz, S.O. and Ravetz, J.R., 1990. Uncertainty and Quality in Science for Policy. Dordrecht: Kluwer.

  

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