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Judgment Studies : Design, Analysis, and Meta-Analysis - Robert Rosenthal

Judgment Studies

Design, Analysis, and Meta-Analysis

Hardcover Published: 29th May 1987
ISBN: 9780521331913
Number Of Pages: 268

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Because of the complexity of human behaviour a great many research variables must be constructed from the building blocks of human judgement. A teacher's warmth, a psychotherapist's ability to create rapport, a patient's inner state - these all tend ultimately to be defined by the judgements of others. The purpose of this book is to describe the design, the analysis and the meta-analysis of studies employing judgements in sufficient detail that readers can conduct such studies, and more wisely evaluate them. While the author's examples are drawn primarily from research on non-verbal behaviour, the book is designed for any investigators employing judges, observers, raters, coders, or decoders, whether or not the behaviour being assessed is non-verbal. Judgment Studies: Design, Analysis, and Meta-Analysis constitutes a unique resource for advanced students and researchers in the behavioural and social sciences. It offers the first integrated summary of methodological issues in judgement studies, and the first guide to their planning and analysis.

"...invites the interest of any who would evaluate judgment studies or learn to conduct them...a valuable source of guidance..." Contemporary Psychology "...consistently clear and characterized by admirable good sense." Contemporary Sociology

Preface
The Design of Judgment Studies
The nature of judgment studies
Sampling judges and encoders
Stimulus selection and presentation
Judges' responses
The Analysis of Judgment Studies
Forming composites and other redescriptions of variables
Significance testing and effect size estimation
The interpretation of interaction effects
Contrasts: focused comparisons in the analysis of data
Contrasts in repeated-measures designs
The Meta-Analysis of Judgment Studies
Comparing and combining judgment studies
Combining probabilities
Appendix
References
Name index
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780521331913
ISBN-10: 0521331919
Series: Cambridge Aerospace
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 29th May 1987
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.56