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What is a possible con to training all the research assistants to rate behaviors a certain way?

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The solution provides a short discussion on a positive element (a con) with regards to training research assistants to rate behaviors a certain way. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic. A word-version is also attached.

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Cons of Unilateral Behaviour Ratings

"Training all the research assistants to rate behaviors a certain way..."

What then does this imply? This implies that all research assistants in a particular research practice are only rating behavior in a prescribed way. Consider, for example, this sample research:

Research is being undertaken to find out the effect(s) of physical activities in regards to mental health. Research assistants are tasked to encode the answers in questionnaires wherein the respondents explain their actions and behavior. They answer questions regarding ...

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