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Public health, social science, and the scientific method (Part II)

In Part I, we discussed in general terms some of the shortcomings I encountered in many of the grant proposals submitted during my stint as a grant reviewer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) in the years 2002-2004.[6] There is no reason to believe that …

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Public health, social science, and the scientific method (Part I)

1. Introduction During the years 2002-2004, I served in the Injury Research Grant Review Committee (IRGRC, more recently the “Initial Review Group”) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — more specifically, the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC). I participated not only in the major meetings in Atlanta, but also …

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