What Happened at Hawthorne?

  title={What Happened at Hawthorne?},
  author={H. Parsons},
  pages={922 - 932}
  • H. Parsons
  • Published 1974
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Science
The Hawthorne effect in experimental research is the unwanted effect of the experimental operations themselves. Following the Hawthorne studies, various explanations have been proposed to account for rising rates of production. Although in the Relay Assembly Test Room experiment the experimental operations may have produced other extraneous variables, a reexamination based on new and neglected evidence has yielded a new interpretation. The new variable, made more plausible because research in… Expand
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