Buss' Procedures

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What was Buss' research method?
Cross-cultural questionnaire (x2)
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What did Buss' sample involve?
10,047 pps, 33 countries (37 cultures)- varied between 55 pps in Iran and 1500 in USA. Sampling methods varied e.g volunteer in Germany and opportunist in New Zealand. Zulus had questions read out- mean sample 272 mean age 23
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How many questionnaires were sent out and what were the 5 preferences were they asked about?
2 cross cultural questionnaires and financial status, looks, age, chastity and ambition.
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What did the 1st questionnaire involve?
Biographical data- age and age they would marry etc and a rating task of 18 characteristics.
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Which one of the 5 critical charatceristics was not included in the rating task in Questionnaire 1?
Age
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Name some irrelevant characteristics in the rating task in questionnaire 1 and what was the scale used to rate them?
"Dependable character" and "Sociability" and they were rated on a 4 point scale, ranging from 3 at indipensible and 0 as irrelevant
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What did the 2nd questionnaire include?
Pps had to rank order 13, including 2 critical characteristics
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What were the critical characteristics tested in questionnaire 2?
Financial prospects and looks- this tested "generality" (reliability) across methods
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Why did he use bilingual speakers?
To translate questionnaires into the specific languages and the answers back again. (the native researchers did not know the hypothesis (double blind)
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How did Buss address some ethical issues?
Researchers respected cultural differences by changing the wording in the Nigerian questionnaire to allow for more than one wife.
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