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Allegiance or Fidelity? A Clarifying Reply

Harris, Grant T. ; Rice, Marnie E. ; Quinsey, Vernon L.

Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, March 2010, Vol.17(1), pp.82-89 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Allegiance or Fidelity? A Clarifying Reply
  • Author/Creator: Harris, Grant T. ; Rice, Marnie E. ; Quinsey, Vernon L.
  • Subjects: Meta‐Analysis ; Sorag ; Violence Risk Assessment ; Vrag
  • Is Part Of: Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, March 2010, Vol.17(1), pp.82-89
  • Description: [Clin Psychol Sci Prac 17: 82–89, 2010] Recently, in the journal , there appeared a systematic review (Blair, Marcus, & Boccaccini, 2008) accompanied by a commentary (Lilienfeld & Jones, 2008) suggesting an “allegiance effect” in the reporting of the predictive accuracy of actuarial risk assessment systems. The authors of these two articles suggested some possible errors or misrepresentation on the part of original developers or other researchers and proposed some remedies. We examined these two articles in conjunction with all the available evidence for the and and concluded there is no evidence of an allegiance effect.
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0969-5893 ; E-ISSN: 1468-2850 ; DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2850.2009.01197.x