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Title: Bias and standard error for social reciprocity measurements
Author: Solanas Pérez, Antonio
Leiva Ureña, David
Salafranca i Cosialls, Lluís
Keywords: Anàlisi d'error (Matemàtica)
Interacció social
Distribució (Teoria de la probabilitat)
Error analysis (Mathematics)
Social interaction
Distribution (Probability theory)
Issue Date: Feb-2010
Publisher: Wiley
Abstract: The directional consistency and skew-symmetry statistics have been proposed as global measurements of social reciprocity. Although both measures can be useful for quantifying social reciprocity, researchers need to know whether these estimators are biased in order to assess descriptive results properly. That is, if estimators are biased, researchers should compare actual values with expected values under the specified null hypothesis. Furthermore, standard errors are needed to enable suitable assessment of discrepancies between actual and expected values. This paper aims to derive some exact and approximate expressions in order to obtain bias and standard error values for both estimators for round-robin designs, although the results can also be extended to other reciprocal designs.
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It is part of: British Journal of Mathematical & Statistical Psychology, 2010, vol. 63, num. 1, p. 139-161
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ISSN: 0007-1102
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Psicologia Social i Psicologia Quantitativa)

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