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The Art of Reason versus the Exactness of Science in Elite Refereeing: Comments on Plessner and Betsch (2001)

Mascarenhas, Duncan R, Collins, D and Mortimer, P (2002) The Art of Reason versus the Exactness of Science in Elite Refereeing: Comments on Plessner and Betsch (2001).

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Abstract

Plessner and Betsch’s (2001) investigation into officiating behavior may be representative of a shift from stress-orientated research (Anshel & Weinberg, 1995; Rainey & Winterich, 1995; Stewart & Ellery, 1996) to consideration of decisionmaking (Craven, 1998; Ford, Gallagher, Lacy, Bridwell & Goodwin, 1999; Oudejans, Verheijen, Bakker, Gerrits, Steinbuckner & Beek, 2000), the primary function of referees in any sport. Commendably, Plessner and Betsch have investigated the most important focus of referee performance, the application of the rules (Anshel, 1995). However, methodological weaknesses, together with a fundamental error in the attribution of causation to the findings, significantly dilute this paper’s contribution to extending knowledge in this important area.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an article that was first published in the Journal of Sport Exercise Psychology in 2002 by Human Kinetics. The journal website can be located at http://hk.humankinetics.com
Keywords: judgment biases, decision-making, soccer
Divisions: ?? GlyndwrUniversity ??
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 09:13
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 20:06
URI: http://glyndwr.collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/164

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