Mees and Raaijmakers (1986) Cross Cultural Study Evaluation

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  • Meeus and Raaijmakers (1986) Cross Cultural Study Evaluation
    • Ecological Validity
      • Lab Experiment for a job interview
        • Not a normal environment
    • Demand Chararcteristics
      • Wasn't any as participants were deceived and therefore acted naturally
        • Told it was researching the relationship between psychological stress and test results
    • Ethics
      • Deception
        • Told it was to research the relationship between psychological stress and test results
      • Emotional Harm
        • Had to give negative remarks to 'interviewee'
    • Reliability
      • Standardized procedure - set 15 remarks and when to say them (from TV screen)
        • Experiment can be done again and get similar results
    • Application
      • can help to explain why people obey authority figures in situations such as genocide and holocaust
    • Sample
      • Volunteer Sampling
        • People are more likely to take part in a study if it interests them
          • Not representative of target population

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