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Methods for obtaining menstrual-cycle data in menstrual-synchrony studies: commentary on Schank (2001)

Methods for obtaining menstrual-cycle data in menstrual-synchrony studies: commentary on Schank (2001)
Methods for obtaining menstrual-cycle data in menstrual-synchrony studies: commentary on Schank (2001)
J. C. Schank claimed to identify 2 categories of error-measurement error and recall biases-in the methodology used in studies of menstrual synchrony. This commentary focuses on the 2nd of these, recall biases, and other errors that he argued may result from "allowing participants to fill out menstrual-cycle-onset calendars" (p. 3). J. C. Schank's detailed discussion of various types of recall biases is inappropriate and misleading given that the majority of menstrual-synchrony studies have used prospective menstrual calendars. The use of menstrual calendars is a well-accepted method in a number of research areas and demands little of participants. J. C. Schank questioned the validity of menstrual calendar data on the basis of assumptions about recall bias for which he had no evidence
0735-7036
313-316
Graham, Cynthia A.
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Graham, Cynthia A.
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Graham, Cynthia A. (2002) Methods for obtaining menstrual-cycle data in menstrual-synchrony studies: commentary on Schank (2001). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 116 (3), 313-316. (doi:10.1037/0735-7036.116.3.313).

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J. C. Schank claimed to identify 2 categories of error-measurement error and recall biases-in the methodology used in studies of menstrual synchrony. This commentary focuses on the 2nd of these, recall biases, and other errors that he argued may result from "allowing participants to fill out menstrual-cycle-onset calendars" (p. 3). J. C. Schank's detailed discussion of various types of recall biases is inappropriate and misleading given that the majority of menstrual-synchrony studies have used prospective menstrual calendars. The use of menstrual calendars is a well-accepted method in a number of research areas and demands little of participants. J. C. Schank questioned the validity of menstrual calendar data on the basis of assumptions about recall bias for which he had no evidence

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Published date: September 2002
Organisations: Psychology

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Local EPrints ID: 206947
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/206947
ISSN: 0735-7036
PURE UUID: 65f5d094-55fa-4139-bbac-047a4cb5c4d0
ORCID for Cynthia A. Graham: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7884-599X

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Date deposited: 27 Jan 2012 08:43
Last modified: 17 Dec 2019 01:39

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