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Google previewGeneralizability Theory (2013)

by Robert L. Brennan

Conventional Wisdom About Group Means Sometimes it is asserted that if a test is not reliable enough for making decisions about individuals, or if error variance for individuals is unacceptably large, then test scores can still be used for making decisions about groups. Implicit in such a statement is an assumption that reliability for groups is necessarily larger than reliability for persons, and/or error variance for groups is necessarily smaller than error variance for persons. Brennan ...

Google previewLiberation Psychotherapy (2006)

by Frank Morris

The wonderful thing about group is that a therapist can seemingly be working ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations (2010)

by John M Levine, Michael A. Hogg

Rumor and Stereotype Communication When passing information about group members on to others, people can choose to transmit stereotype-consistent or stereotype-inconsistent information. What types of information people choose to transmit about groups has implications for how rumors about ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social Work with Groups (2009)

by Alex Gitterman, Robert Salmon

These survey findings also demonstrated students' lack of familiarity with basic group work concepts about group formation, mutual aid, and stages of group development. The concern about the diminution of group work in the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Emotion (2010)

by Gretchen M. Reevy

Encounter Group The purpose of participation in an encounter group is to produce a variety of positive changes in its participants, including encouraging personal growth, enhancing empathy and understanding of others, and/or facilitating knowledge about group dynamics through direct experience. Encounter groups are similar to group therapy, and the same or similar techniques may be used, but group therapy typically focuses on aiding the mentally ill, whereas encounter groups ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Psychology and Law (2008)

by Brian L. Cutler

This theory also asserts that three procedural criteria are particularly influential for beliefs about group standing and, hence, fair treatment: neutrality; benevolent authorities; and respectful treatment. In this view, voice—the opportunity to express one's views, even without any influence on one's outcomes, enhances procedural fairness for symbolic rather than instrumental reasons because it communicates one's favorable group standing. A related theory, interactional justice theory, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of New Venture Management (2012)

by Matthew R. Marvel

The decision about group size involves a trade-off between ensuring that there will be time for each participant to contribute and capturing a spectrum of experiences. Whatever the size and no matter how carefully participants are recruited, small groups will rarely constitute a representative sample. Entrepreneurs are well advised to use the focus group to help design a business concept but then use other forms of market research to gauge the strength of consumer interest.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social Work (1996)

1997 Supplement

Decisions about group composition (for example, homogeneous versus heterogeneous membership) should be made based on the purpose of the group , its goals, and the skill of the worker(s). Likewise, the number, race, and sex of group leaders should be carefully considered. More than one group leader may be recommended in certain situations (for example, when social modeling is being used as a group learning technique). Group workers should expect that members seeking ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences (2013)

by Byron Kaldis

Individualists can either accept an error theory about ordinary discourse or argue that, on analysis, discourse about group actions does not commit us to group agents but only multiple individual agents contributing to bringing about events. Plausibly, for example, the ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods (2008)

by Lisa M. Given

One final note about group ...

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