Confirmational Response Bias Among Social Work Journals

@article{Epstein1980ConfirmationalRB,
  title={Confirmational Response Bias Among Social Work Journals},
  author={William M. Epstein},
  journal={Science, Technology \& Human Values},
  year={1980},
  volume={15},
  pages={38 - 9}
}
  • W. Epstein
  • Published 1980
  • Psychology
  • Science, Technology & Human Values
This article reports the results of a study of confirmational response bias among social work journals. A contrived research paper with positive findings and its negative mirror image were submitted to two different groups of social work journals and to two comparison groups of journals outside social work. The quantitative results, suggesting bias, are tentative; but the qualitative findings based upon an analysis of the referee comments are clear and consistent. Few referees from prestigious… Expand

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