East Carolina University
Department of Psychology

Egbert, J. M., Jr., Moore, C. H., Wuensch, K. L., & Castellow, W. A. (1992). The effect of litigant social desirability on judgments regarding a sexual harassment case. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 7, 569-579.

    The data from this research are freely available for educational use.  See my StatData Page, the Harass92.dat file.

    Here is a snippet of SAS code for bringing in the data:

proc format; value sx 1='Male' 0='Female'; value sd 1='Bad' 2='Good';
  value ver 1='Guilty' 0='NotGuilty';
DATA harass; INFILE 'C:\StatData\harass92.dat';

input sex 1 plaint 2 defend 3 verdict 4 guilt 5 award 6-11
(D1-D19) (1.) (P1-P19) (1.);
Format sex sx. plaint defend sd. verdict ver. ;

    "sex" is sex of the mock juror, "plaint" and "defend" are the manipulated social desirability of the plaintiff and defendant, for "verdict," 'Guilty' is finding in favor of plaintiff and 'NotGuilty' is finding in favor of the defendant, "guilt" is a rating of the certainty of guilt, "award" is the recommended monetary award to the plaintiff, D1-D19 are ratings of the defendant and P1-P19 are ratings of the plaintiff.  You can see the items on the ratings scale here.

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