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The single factor fallacy: Implications of missing critical variables from an analysis of intergroup contact theory 1

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The single factor fallacy occurs when social scientists model their applied work largely around a single factor. The problem generally arises when either a highly relevant theory is ignored or when missing key variables distort the results. Examples of this fallacy are drawn from the expanding research literature on intergroup contact, where we discuss the implications of missing critical variables from the analysis (including segregation, effects of negative as well as positive contact, ex...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1111/sipr.12026

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New College
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Ethno-religious diversity and trust in residential and educational settings
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Positive and negative asymmetry of intergroup contact: A dynamic approach
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Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Social Issues and Policy Review Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
1
Pages:
8-37
Publication date:
2017-01-05
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EISSN:
1751-2409
ISSN:
1751-2395
Pubs id:
pubs:718933
URN:
uri:7fe6edb8-264f-4ced-8774-9dc2256cfa4b
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uuid:7fe6edb8-264f-4ced-8774-9dc2256cfa4b
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pubs:718933

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