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Discussion in 'Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.]' started by PsychResearch, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. PsychResearch

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    Hi!

    I got feedback for an article with a revise and resubmit decision. In my paper, I used self and parent report data and stated that this is a strenght/contribution of the study. When past research used multiple informants they use X informant to measure Y construct, Z informant to measure Q construct. In my dataset, I have self- and parent-report of the same constructs. I know why it is important to use multiple informants I just don't know how to answer this question:

    Why is separate analysis of self- and parent-report data important relative to approaches that have combined information from such informants?


    Any ideas?
     
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  3. PerhapsMaybeOk

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    I'll need a co-authorship in order to answer this one :love:
     
  4. Huxwell

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    Well, the subject area is outside of my expertise, but if you're saying that some aspect of your methodology is a contribution/strength, you need to provide a rationale for it. Just saying "this hasn't been done before" is not enough; you need to convince the reader why it is a worthwhile way of looking at the construct. Otherwise a reader might think that you are presenting the data in this manner because you couldn't get the desired results using the "normal" method.
     
  5. wigflip

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    It certainly sounds like your approach is a strength. Is your methodology unique? I wonder if others have done likewise and may have written about this.
     

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