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RIA # 116: Dr. Mary Ellen Dello Stritto & Dr. Mary Kite on Validity, Sampling, and Meta-analysis

Dr. Mary Kite

On this episode, Dr. Mary Ellen Dello Stritto is joined by Dr. Mary Kite. Mary Kite received her B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. from Purdue University. A social psychologist, she is currently Professor of Social Psychology at Ball State University. Strongly committed to psychology education at all levels, she is Past-President of The Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP, APA Division 2); she has held a number of other leadership roles for STP. She also chaired the APA Presidential Task Force on Diversity Education Resources and is Past President of the Midwestern Psychological Association. She is a Fellow of APA Divisions 2, 8, 9, 35, & 44 and of the Association for Psychological Science and the Midwestern Psychological Association. She maintains an active research program in the area of stereotyping and prejudice, including co-authoring The Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination (3e) with Bernard Whitley, Jr.; Kite and Whitley also co-authored Principles of Research in Behavioral Science (4e). Recognitions include the Charles L. Brewer Award for Distinguished Teaching in Psychology from the American Psychological Foundation (2014) and a Presidential Citation from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (2011). She was selected as a G. Stanley Hall Lecturer for the American Psychological Association in 2009 and was named a Minority Access National Role Model in 2007.

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Show Notes

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Segment 1: External Validity [00:00-08:03]

In this first segment, Dr. Kite discusses the importance of external validity in experimental research.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 2: Sampling [08:04-18:12]

In segment two, Dr. Kite discusses sampling issues in quantitative research methods.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

  • Arnett, J. (2008). The neglected 95%: Why American psychology needs to become less American. American Psychologist, 67, 602-614.
  • Fraley, R. C. (2007). Using the Internet for personality research. In R. W. Robins, R. C. Fraley, & R. F. Krueger (Eds.), Handbook of research methods in personality psychology (pp. 130-148). New York: Guilford.
  • Henrich, J., Heine, S. J. & Norenzayan, A. (2010). The weirdest people in the world? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 33, 61-135.
  • Henry, P. J. (2008). College sophomores in the laboratory redux: Influences of a narrow data base on social psychology’s view of the nature of prejudice. Psychological Inquiry, 19, 49-71.
  • Kraut, R., Olson, J., Banaji, M., Bruckman, A., Cohen, J., & Couper, M. (2004). Psychological research online: Report of Board of Scientific Affairs’ Advisory Group on the conduct of research on the Internet. American Psychologist, 59, 105-117.
  • Rosenthal, R., & Rosnow, R. L. (1975). The volunteer subject. New York: Wiley.
  • Amazon Mechanical Turk
  • Qualitrics

Segment 3: Meta-analysis [18:13-31:20]

In segment three, Dr. Kite describes the statistical technique of meta-analysis and shares finding from a recent meta-analysis.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

  • Borenstein, M., Hedges, L. V., Higgins, J. P. T. & Rothstein H. R. (2009). Introduction to meta-analysis. John Wiley & Sons.
  • Kite, M. E., & Whitley, B. E., Jr. (1996). Sex differences in attitudes toward homosexual persons, behaviors, and civil rights: A meta-analysis. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 4, 336-353.

Bonus Clip [00:00-04:39]: Generalizability and Representative Samples

In this bonus clip, the following resources are mentioned:

  • Darley, J. M., & Latané, B. (1968). Bystander intervention in emergencies: Diffusion of responsibility. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 8, 377-383.

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