FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Who conducts your studies?
Is publicstudies.com credible enough to be used as a university level source?
How are your studies reviewed?
How may I sign up to help review studies?
What do the letters next to reviewer names mean?

Who conducts your studies?
The studies listed here come from various sources, which are noted on the individual study page. Some come from professors, college students, news organizations, and independent researchers.

Is the publicstudies.com credible enough to be used as a university level source?
Yes. This does depend on the professor, but most teachers generally agree that our methods are acceptable, and not to mention that the posted studies are open to criticism.

How are your studies reviewed?
All of our studies get reviewed by a knowledgeable person in the specific field. These persons review our posts on behalf of publicstudies.com, although many of our studies have been peer reviewed at the source (usually a journal of some sort).

How may I sign up to help review studies?
Assuming that you have knowledge in the categories you wish to review along with an above average understanding of statistics then you may send an email to admin@publicstudies.com, and we will begin the sign up process. We appreciate all the help we can get, but many of our applicants are rejected because we do not wish to risk the credibility of publicstudies.com sources. In general, our reviewer credentials are: a well rounded understanding of statistics; critical thinking capability; some knowledge in the field that they are reviewing.

What do the letters next to reviewer names mean?
The letters indicate a reviewer’s credentials, a brief explanation follows:

Letters Explanation Example
GS Graduate Student GS:Psychology = Graduate student of psychology.
PSC Public Studies Certified A PSC reviewer has passed our basic exam. (Statistics knowledge with critical thinking skills)
EXP Expert in a specified field An expert is defined by 4+ years personal experience AND 2+ years professional experience with a topic. EXP:HBiology = Expert in human biology.