# Bennett-Levy & Marteau- Procedures

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What was Bennett-Levy & Marteau's research method?
A questionnaire
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What did there sample consist of?
133 pps Group 1 (34 females, 30 males) Group 2 (25 females, 24 males) average age 35.1 Opportunist sample- all pps attending a health centre in Britain
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What did the pps have to fill in?
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What did group 1 have to do?
Fill in a questionnaire designed to measure fear and avoidance (how near they would go to the animal) of 29 small harmless animals and insects eg rat, spider, worm, tortoise etc.
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How did the pps in group 1 have to rate the animals?
Rate their fear on a 3 point scale (1=not afraid 2=quite 3=very) and their avoidance on a 5 point scale (1=enjoy picking it up, 2=would pick it up but unpleasant, 3=touch it, 4=stand 1-6 feet away, 5= 6+ feet away)
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If it would be difficult to pick up in the wild what were the pps told?
That the animal was injured in some way eg. bird having a broken wing
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What were the pps told about animals like snakes and jellyfish?
They were harmless.
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What did group 2 have to do?
Fill in a questionnaire designed to measure the same 29 animals (as in group 1) on a 3 point scale of how ugly, slimy, speedy, sudden to move they are.
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What scale was used in group 2?
A 3 point scale where 1=not 2=quite 3=very
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How did Bennett-Levy & Marteau address some ethical issues?
They only used people who did not already have a phobia of animals so as not to make their phobia worse.
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133 pps Group 1 (34 females, 30 males) Group 2 (25 females, 24 males) average age 35.1 Opportunist sample- all pps attending a health centre in Britain

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How did the pps in group 1 have to rate the animals?