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Stauffer Colloquium Series featuring Jose M. Cortina, “Restricted Variance Interaction Effects”

Since 2002, the John Stauffer Charitable Trust has sponsored a series of informative talks on current research in applied psychology for students, faculty, and the general community. The Division of Behavioral & Organizational Science’s next Stauffer Colloquium for Organizational Psychology will be a presentation by Jose M. Cortina, PhD from Virginia Commonwealth University entitled “Restricted Variance Interaction Effects: What they are, and how they can be weaponized in the war against reviewers.”

Join us either in person or online on Thursday, February 3 at 4:00 pm PT. Professor Cortina’s one-hour talk will be followed by a Q&A session. This lecture is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

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“Restricted variance interaction effects: What they are, and how they can be weaponized in the war against reviewers”
Professor Jose M. Cortina, PhD

Synopsis: Interaction hypotheses are hard to justify. Many authors have observed that theoretical support for such hypotheses is often flimsy. Some interactions, however, are of the “restricted variance” sort, and these are relatively easy to defend. In addition, they allow one to test not only for the existence of an interaction, but also for the reason that it exists. In short, reviewers don’t have anything to (legitimately) complain about. The purpose of this talk is to explain and illustrate restricted variance interaction reasoning and testing. The scores of your next bouts with journals will be: Attendees 1: Reviewers 0.

About the Speaker: Jose M. Cortina is a Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship in the School of Business at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a past Editor of Organizational Research Methods and Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology. Dr. Cortina was honored by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology with the 2001 Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award, by the Research Methods Division of AOM with the 2004 Best Paper Award and by the ORM Editorial Board with the 2012 and 2017 Best Paper Awards. He was honored by GMU with a 2010 Teaching Excellence Award and by SIOP with the 2011 Distinguished Teaching Award. Dr. Cortina recently served as President of SIOP. In 2020, he was honored by the Research Methods Division of AOM with the Distinguished Career Award. Among his current research interests are the improvement of research methods in the organizational sciences and the use of restricted variance to hypothesize and test interactions.