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iSchool Research Colloquium: The Novelty Paradox and Bias for Normal Science

When: Monday, February 18, 2013 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Hornbake : South Wing : 2119
Event Type(s): Colloquium

Speaker Christoph Riedl investigates whether novel research projects, those deviating from existing research paradigms, are treated with a negative bias in expert evaluations. Analyzing the results of a peer review process for medical research grant proposals at a leading medical research university, Riedl and his team have found systematic penalty for novel proposals that raises important questions about the nature of innovation and allocation of resources to support it.

Christoph Riedl is a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) and Harvard Business School at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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