Beyond the Correlation Coefficient in Studies of Self-Assessment Accuracy: Commentary on Zell & Krizan (2014)

  title={Beyond the Correlation Coefficient in Studies of Self-Assessment Accuracy: Commentary on Zell \& Krizan (2014)},
  author={David Dunning and Erik G. Helzer},
  journal={Perspectives on Psychological Science},
  pages={126 - 130}
Zell and Krizan (2014, this issue) provide a comprehensive yet incomplete portrait of the factors influencing accurate self-assessment. This is no fault of their own. Much work on self-accuracy focuses on the correlation coefficient as the measure of accuracy, but it is not the only way self-accuracy can be measured. As such, its use can provide an incomplete and potentially misleading story. We urge researchers to explore measures of bias as well as correlation, because there are indirect… Expand

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