Date Published: May 31, 2004
Source: 
Conflict Resolution Quarterly
Authors: 
Wood, J.
Volume: 
21
Issue: 
4
Page Numbers: 
437-450

Some mediation scholars argue that mediator effectiveness is a direct function of matching the mediator to a specific mediation case, in terms of aligning the neutral's skill and experience to the dynamics of the case in question. This study uses Q methodology and reveals four styles of mediators: the counselor, the negotiator, the facilitator, and the democrat. (Abstract from author)