A thread running through much of my research and writing is what pragmatist philosopher C. S. Peirce called the fixation of belief, but which I have viewed in a more granular sense from the perspective of some ways by which assumptions, convictions, actions, generalizations, and inferences are defended or justified. I have tried to be sensitive to the given that context matters, whether the content has to do with attitude and impression formation; the transactional nature of rumor or gossip; the plausibility of levels of interpersonal acumen; my early work with Robert Rosenthal on problems of participant or subject artifacts; the delicate balance between ethical and methodological considerations in research; or parameters of empirical and statistical procedures. In more recent work with Bob, we have written about research methods and data-analytic procedures, including working with Donald B. Rubin on contrasts and correlational effect size indices. I have also written about contextualism and epistemological issues and been inspired by William J. McGuire's perspectivism. Since retiring from the riveting poignancy of academic life, I have kept busy reading, writing, and ruminating. Along with Bob, I am also interested in open access to scholarly work, and in this spirit we are exploring ways of granting free digital access to books of ours that are out of print and which we have been assigned the Rights. Currently, two such books (People Studying People and my old Paradigms in Transition book) are accessible by clicking on the FILES tab above.
- Applied Social Psychology
- Attitudes and Beliefs
- Interpersonal Processes
- Research Methods, Assessment
- Social Cognition
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Paradigms in Transition: The Methodology of Social Inquiry.
- Linked publication: Rosnow, R. L. (1981). Paradigms in transition: The methodology of social inquiry. Oxford University Press. (copyright now with author)
People Studying People: Artifacts and Ethics in Behavioral Research
- Linked publication: Rosnow, R. L., & Rosenthal, R. (1997). People studying people: Artifacts and ethics in behavioral research. W.H.Freeman. (copyright now with authors)
- Rosenthal, R., & Rosnow, R. L. (2009). Artifacts in behavioral research. (Single volume reissue of three books: 1. Artifact in behavioral research; 2. Experimenter effects in behavioral research; 3. The volunteer subject). Oxford University Press.
- Rosenthal, R., & Rosnow, R. L. (2008). Essentials of behavioral research: Methods and data analysis (3rd ed.). McGraw-Hill. (Chinese edition at ptpress.com.cn, ISBN: 978-7-115-26987-4.)
- Rosenthal, R., & Rosnow, R. L. (1985, 2009). Contrast analysis: Focused comparisons in the analysis of variance. Cambridge University Press.
- Rosenthal, R., Rosnow, R. L., & Rubin, D. B. (2000). Contrasts and effect sizes in behavioral research: A correlational approach. Cambridge University Press.
- Rosnow, R. L. (1981). Paradigms in transition: The methodology of social inquiry. Oxford University Press. (copyright now with author)
- Rosnow, R. L., & Fine, G. A. (1976). Rumor and gossip: The social psychology of hearsay. Elsevier.
- Rosnow, R. L., & Georgoudi, M. (Eds.).(1986). Contextualism and understanding in behavioral science: Implications for research and theory. New York: Praeger.
- Rosnow, R. L., & Rosenthal, R. (2013). Beginning behavioral research: A conceptual primer (7th ed.). Pearson.
- Rosnow, R. L., & Rosenthal, R. (1997). People studying people: Artifacts and ethics in behavioral research. W.H.Freeman. (copyright now with authors)
- Rosnow, R. L., & Rosnow, M. (2012). Writing papers in psychology (9th ed.). Wadsworth/Cengage Learning. (Japanese language paperback edition ISBN: 9784788511026 of WPP 8th ed.)
- Rosnow, R. L. (1997). Hedgehogs, foxes, and the evolving social contract in psychological science: Ethical challenges and methodological opportunities. Psychological Methods, 2, 345-356.
- Rosnow, R. L. (1991). Inside rumor: A personal journey. American Psychologist, 46, 484-496.
- Rosnow, R. L., & Rosenthal, R. (2003). Effect sizes for experimenting psychologists. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, vol. 57, pp. 221-237. Formula noted in Table 1 should read: 1/2*loge[(1+r)/(1-r)].
- Rosnow, R. L., & Rosenthal, R. (1996). Computing contrasts, effect sizes, and counternulls on other people's published data: General procedures for research consumers. Psychological Methods, 1, 331-340.
- Rosnow, R. L., & Rosenthal, R. (1995). "Some things you learn aren't so": Cohen's paradox, Asch's paradigm, and the interpretation of interaction. Psychological Science, 6, 3-9.
- Rosnow, R. L., & Rosenthal, R. (1989). Definition and interpretation of interaction effects. Psychological Bulletin, 105, 143-146.
- Rosnow, R. L., & Rosenthal, R. (1989). Statistical procedures and the justification of knowledge in psychological science. American Psychologist, 44, 1276-1284.
- Rosnow, R. L., Rosenthal, R., & Rubin D. B. (2000). Contrasts and correlations in effect-size estimation. Psychological Science, 11, 446-453.
- Rosnow, R. L., Skleder, A. A., Jaeger, M. E., & Rind, B. (1994). Intelligence and the epistemics of interpersonal acumen: Testing some implications of Gardner's theory. Intelligence, 19, 93-116.
- Rosnow, R. L. (2001). Rumor and gossip in interpersonal interaction and beyond: A social exchange perspective. In R. M. Kolwalski (Ed.), Behaving badly: Aversive behaviors in interpersonal relationships (pp. 203-232). American Psychological Assn.
- Graduate Course in Data Analysis
- Graduate Course in Research Methods
- Graduate Seminar on Social Psychology
- Undergraduate Course in Research Methods
Ralph L. Rosnow
Radnor, Pennsylvania 19087