Social Study In Detail - Variation in Milgram (1963)

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Milgram conducted several studies similar to his 1963 one with variations that would make his findings more valid and reliable.

Rank order     Condition                                                     % giving 450v 

of obedience

1                    Victim is silent throughout                            100

2                    Fellow participants obey                              72.5

3                    Standard procedure                                    65

4                    Procedure in run-down office block              48

5                …

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Moira

This version looks more interesting than our variation study- we're doing the presence of allies where they have either rebellious of obedient confederates in the room which makes it rather predictable of the outcomes. We also did Hofling et al, not Slater. But Slaters version *again* looks better. I wonder why we are given more variety in Psychology than other subjects- I think it just makes things harder because finding relevant material for the section you are doing isn't a breeze. =/

The Fairy Queen

Moira wrote: This version looks more interesting than our variation study- we're doing the presence of allies where they have either rebellious of obedient confederates in the room which makes it rather predictable of the outcomes. We also did Hofling et al, not Slater. But Slaters version *again* looks better. I wonder why we are given more variety in Psychology than other subjects- I think it just makes things harder because finding relevant material for the section you are doing isn't a breeze. =/

We're doing Hofling et al. as well, that was just something in the book I thought was interesting and may serve useful in the exam. We studied the same variation as you did also, but this is just a brief look at some of the others he conducted. We are also doing Meeus & Raaijmakers which I can't find anywhere on this site, apparently it's optional, but our teacher says it's compulsory. It is kind of sucky that there's so much variation though, like you said, it's harder to find relevant resources.

Moira

We're doing Hofling et al. as well, that was just something in the book I thought was interesting and may serve useful in the exam. We studied the same variation as you did also, but this is just a brief look at some of the others he conducted. We are also doing Meeus & Raaijmakers which I can't find anywhere on this site, apparently it's optional, but our teacher says it's compulsory. It is kind of sucky that there's so much variation though, like you said, it's harder to find relevant resources.

I feel really dense now :3 We get learning tables rather than books but it could help by adding a bit more depth to our understanding. M & R seems to be the less popular topic for choosing. Its quite easy to understand but as you said, there are no resources as such on here. I'm now tempted to make some...

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