ERIC Number: ED059247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Rosenthal, Robert; Rubin, Donald B.
This study refutes the Elashoff and Snow (1970) critique of "Pygmalion in the Classroom," a study by Rosenthal and Jacobson (1968) on the effect of favorable teacher expectance on pupil achievement. Among the theses considered erroneous are: (1) That there is a wide variation in apparent results when different methods of data analysis are employed; (2) That the statistically significant effects of teacher expectation are dependent upon the choice of a particular method of data analysis; (3) That imbalance and doubtful randomization in the experimental and control groups invalidate the results of the analyses; and (4) That the study is isolated and unreplicated. (AG)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Social Sciences.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers: Hawthorne Effect