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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While large developers have been hurt, the situation is even worse for the smaller ones as the Matthew effect of the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer is gradually becoming evident.
Reading competence development of poor readers in a German elementary school sample: An empirical examination of the Matthew effect model.
The Matthew effect theory is acknowledged as offering a highly plausible explanation of reading development (Cain & Oakhill, 2011; Kempe, Eriksson-Gustavsson, & Samuelsson, 2011; Mol & Bus, 2011; Sideridis, 2011).
Meanwhile, the fierce competition has given rise to the Matthew Effect across the sector, with the leaders like Meituan.
See Ali, Bhattacharyya, and Olejniczak (2010) for an empirical analysis of the Matthew Effect in the awarding of federal research grants.
Stanovich (1986) put forth the Matthew effect theory as an etiological account of children's identification as having learning disabilities.
While this trend, known as the Matthew Effect (Stanovich, 1986), seems to occur with any type of joint book reading experience, exceptions can be found in the extant literature.
Moreover, because anxiety debilitates individual performance in research methodology courses (Onwuegbuzie, 1997a), the present finding regarding the role of anxiety on group outcomes helps to explain the Matthew effect found by Onwuegbuzie et al.
This is the round that could trigger the Matthew effect, so called for the passage in the gospel of Matthew: "For to him who has will more be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away.
This clearly is a form of the Matthew effect (Merton, 1968): Already famous persons (or journals) receive more credit than they actually deserve, while recognition of less prestigious scientists (or journals) is withheld.
Popularly paraphrased as "the rich get richer, the poor get poorer," the Matthew Effect as applied to the research by Fast, Heath, and Wu implies that the more people are talked about, the larger a role they play in society--and the more they will subsequently get talked about.
In the market, the more intense the competition is, the more obvious will be the Matthew effect.