A Good Hypothesis?..

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What would be a good hypothesis for this study?

A psychologist was interested in studying what makes people more likely to offer help in a public place. She conducted a small study to investigate this. The psychologist sat in a waiting room in a station. She waited until there was either one other person present or three other people present. Whenever this happened, she would get up and leave the room, but would leave a carrier bag behind on her seat. She wished to see whether she would be told that she had left her bag behind. She repeated this procedure 100 times – 50 times with one person present and 50 times with three people present. She counted the number of times she was helped (by being told that she had left her bag).

Posted Wed 21st March, 2012 @ 12:52 by Rayanne :)

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Bystanders are more likely to provide help if they are in a group of people

Null hypothesis: the number of people present will not affect whether a bystander will offer help

i'm actually kinda confused :/

but i hope this helps ^_^

Answered Wed 21st March, 2012 @ 13:08 by Fyzah :p
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it did :D thankyouu x

Answered Thu 22nd March, 2012 @ 19:45 by Rayanne :)
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You're welcome ^_^

Answered Fri 23rd March, 2012 @ 10:41 by Fyzah :p
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Answered Tue 3rd April, 2012 @ 12:05 by Rayanne :)