Some Reflections on Harris and Rosenthal's 31 Meta-analyses

Chow, Siu L. (1987) Some Reflections on Harris and Rosenthal's 31 Meta-analyses. [Journal (Paginated)]

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A critique of Harris and Rosenthal's (1985) 31 meta-analyses of the mediation of interpersonal expectancy effects raises two issues. First, the study of interpersonal expectancy effects requires an examination of the expectancy-mediator-changes (B-C-D) chain in toto. Harris and Rosenthal's meta-analytic exercise fails to substantiate such a chain, and also fails to enhance understanding of the subtle and unwitting nature of the expectancy-mediator (B-C) and the mediator-changes (C-D) links. Second, mixing studies of uneven quality in a meta-analysis still appears to be a cause for concern.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:meta-analysis, inter-personal expectancy effects, the"expectancy-mediator-changes" chain, the "subtle andunwitting" expectancy effects, the commensurability problem
Subjects:Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
ID Code:827
Deposited By: Chow, Dr. Siu L.
Deposited On:22 Aug 1999
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54


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