of Social Research:
session involves exploring how political considerations and world
views inform research design and interpretation (contrary to the
protestations of researchers who hold they are immune to such influence).
The issue is discussed with particular reference to two case examples:
research on corporal punishment of children and the Rind et al. (1998)
meta-analytic study with college samples on the properties of child sexual
al. (1998) A Meta-Analytic Examination of Assumed Properties of Child Sexual
Abuse Using College Samples.Psychological Bulletin, Vol. 124, No. 1,
J., et al (2001) The Effects of Child Sexual Abuse:Comment on Rind,
Tromovitch, and Bauserman (1998). Psychological Bulletin , 2001,
Vol., 127, No.6, 715-733.