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Scientific independence: A key to credibility

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

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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Electronic Publish Date: July 5, 2007
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