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A (Not So) Quick and Dirty Look at Robust M-Estimation
a. Robust estimators, those procedures that distinguish likely from unlikely distributions, sometimes are preferable to either parametric or distribution-free estimations. This WP explores statistical properties of maximum ...
Interdependence, Interaction, and Productivity
Group tasks require communication, but communication can be excessive and time-wasting. The authors develop propositions group productivity and interaction. High reciprocal interdependence in teams requires high levels of ...
Legitimacy and the Support of Revolutionary Coalitions
The authors develop a theory of conditions under which inequity will lead to attempts to change the structure. Factors affecting the likelihood of attempts include power differences, false consciousness, low self-esteem, ...
Status Processes in Permanent Work Groups
(American Sociological Review, 1991)
This WP was published by Cohen and Zhou (1991).
When Inequality is Equitable: Validity, Propriety and Third Party Allocations
The author summarizes theories of equity and distributive justice that predict actors use legitimate distribution rules to act to maintain or to restore equity. He elaborates those ideas, distinguishing legitimacy based ...
Directions in Expectation States Research
(Stanford University Press, 1988)
This WP was prepared for a conference on the current state and future prospects for status and expectations research. It summarizes theoretical and empirical investigations, and describes the present structure of the ...
Participation in Heterogeneous and Homogeneous Groups: A Theoretical Integration
(The American Journal of Sociology, 1991)
The authors define a behavior interchange pattern that can affect performance expectation states and behavior. This WP was published by the authors (1991).
A Revised Bibliography of Expectation States Research
As titled. This WP is a revision and expansion of TR#67. Berger, Wagner, and Webster (2014) provide a newer, although focused, view of the program.
Status, Excuses, and Justifications
The authors conducted experimental research on the acceptability of excuses (a personal account of making a procedural error) and justifications (an argument for what the violator had done) for norm violation. The actor ...
Theoretical Structures and the Micro-Macro Problem
(Sociological Theories in Progress: New Formulations, 1989)
This WP was published by Berger, Eyre, and Zelditch (1989).