Evaluation of the strange situation

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    • The strange situation can be criticised for causing unnecessary distress to the child
    • It is a highly standardised procedure involving timed episodes and rigorous analysis of the observed behaviour. In this sense, it is a replicable and objective research method
    • Dont take into account individual differences of the children
    • Lack ecological validity as the situation is unfamiliar for the child
    • Cannot relate it to daycare as it is different situation to being left alone with a stranger

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