The Buss Teacher-Learner method was another flexible measure among aggression researchers. Thankfully these authors provided us analyses for almost all the various ways the DV could be measured. Guess which version was the basis for their article. pic.twitter.com/OPEh8LSWZj— James Benjamin (@AJBenjaminJr) October 22, 2018
We're more likely to see the CRTT used these days, but that more updated approach has been shown to be problematic. Those of us who genuinely care about aggression research need to do better. We need to know that our techniques are reliable, that they can be validated, that their administration and analysis can be standardized. Until then, we have no idea what we are really measuring, and simply finding a p<.05 isn't cutting it.