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CRIME




SIGALL and OSTROVE ­ ATTRACTIVENESS and JURY

AIM ­ to investigate whether attractiveness of the defendant affects the jury's verdict and whether
there was a relationship between attractiveness and type of crime committed

DESIGN ­ Independent Measures Design

Lab study

IV ­ attractiveness of the defendant
DV ­ whether…

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CRIME




EVALUATION

Strength Weakness
Good control ­ same instructions, case and Low ecological validity ­ jury group are too big
sentence. Less extraneous variables (only 12 usually)
Reliable ­ standardised and controlled (results Low ecological validity ­ only saw image of
can be checked) defendant (see defendant directly in reality)…

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