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John E. "Jack" Hunter (29 March 1939 – June 26 2002) was an American psychology professor known for his work in methodology. His best-known work is Methods of Meta-Analysis: Correcting Error and Bias in Research Findings. The American Communication Association named a research award in his honor.
Hunter received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He taught at Michigan State University for most of his career. He co-authored two books and authored or co-authored over 200 articles and book chapters on a wide variety of methodological topics, including confirmatory and exploratory factor analysis, measurement theory and methods, statistics, and research methods. He also published numerous research articles on such substantive topics as intelligence, attitude change, the relation between attitudes and behavior, validity generalization, differential validity/selection fairness, and selection utility.
In 1994 he was one of 52 signatories on "Mainstream Science on Intelligence," an editorial written by Linda Gottfredson and published in the Wall Street Journal, which defended the findings on race and intelligence in The Bell Curve.
Hunter received the Distinguished Scientific Award for Contributions to Applied Psychology (joint with Frank Schmidt), and the Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) (also joint with Schmidt). He was a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and of SIOP.
- Schmidt, Frank L. Obituary for John E. Hunter. International Journal of Selection and Assessment Vol. 10 Issue 3 Page v September 2002
- John E. Hunter profile via SAGE publications