Matthew Effect


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An allegorical term applied to the observation that an eminent scientist—e.g., a Nobel laureate—or other person of renown will receive a disproportionate amount of credit for a discovery, despite a relatively small contribution to the ultimate success of a project
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The Matthew Effect assists in understating advantage at both micro and macro levels.
The important influence of the family's educational resources cannot be overlooked while exploring the operational mechanisms of the Matthew effect in learning performance.
Exploring the presence of Matthew effects in learning disabilities.
This process would become cyclical resulting in a variation of the Matthew effect.
Which groups of children are likely to experience the hypothesized Matthew effect in reading?
Aptitude by treatment interactions and Matthew effects in graduate-level cooperative learning groups.
Walsh and Blewitt speculated that the Matthew Effect may be partially a function of the fact that children with larger vocabularies begin a study with greater knowledge of words that are thought to be novel, whereas initial knowledge of novel vocabulary words was tightly controlled in Walsh and Blewitt's study.
Above and beyond the properties of a multiplier effect described above, a central aspect of the Matthew Effect models is that the gain achieved by the initially advantaged is disproportionate to that of the initially disadvantaged.
Bonitz, Bruckner, & Scharnhorst (1997, 1999) studied the Matthew effect for countries.
If they are not, they may lead to what Keith Stanovich has called Matthew effects, based on a notion introduced by sociologist Robert Merton and adapted from the Bible, whereby the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
The analysis found support for the Matthew Effect which discusses skewed distributions, i.