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Validation of self-reports for use in contact research

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The aim of this thesis was to investigate whether self-report measures of contact are valid for use in research testing the ‘contact hypothesis’. The vast majority of contact research has relied on the assumed validity of self-report methods of data collection (Pettigrew & Tropp, 2006), even though the potential weaknesses of self-report methodology generally have been well documented. This reliance is necessary, as self-reports remain the only practical method so far developed of meas...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Research group:
Oxford Centre for the Study of Intergroup Conflict Research
Oxford college:
Hertford College
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Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Role:
Supervisor
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Name:
Economic and Social Research Council
Funding agency for:
Sharp, M
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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