Informant reports : A cheap , fast , and easy method for personality assessment

@inproceedings{Vazire2005InformantR,
  title={Informant reports : A cheap , fast , and easy method for personality assessment},
  author={Simine Vazire},
  year={2005}
}
Despite widespread agreement that multi-method assessments are optimal in personality research, the literature is dominated by a single method: self-reports. This pattern seems to be based, at least in part, on widely held preconceptions about the costs of non-self-report methods, such as informant methods. Researchers seem to believe that informant methods are: (a) time-consuming, (b) expensive, (c) ineffective (i.e., informants will not cooperate), and (d) particularly vulnerable to faking or… CONTINUE READING