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Research call: emotional metrics

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 04 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d2692
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary healthcare, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry
  1. p.greenhalgh{at}

Following the success of the UK Cabinet Office’s efforts to develop a metric of happiness with which to benchmark the impact of government reforms, and with a view to developing robust measures of other politically relevant emotions, tenders are now invited for a number of additional programmes of research.

The following are considered high priority:

Acquiescence: We urgently seek a valid and reliable metric that will gauge the extent to which individuals will accede …

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