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What was Buss' research method?
Cross cultural questionnaire x2
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What was buss' sample?
10,047 pps, 33 countries and 37 cultures
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What was the range of sample of sample size?
55 Iran to 1500 in USA
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What was the range in sampling methods?
Volunteer in Germany and Oppurtunist in new Zealand
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what did Zulus have?
The questions read out
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The mean sample size was?
272
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What was the mean age of pps?
23
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What were the 2 questionaires asking pps?
If they looked at a partner based on 5 things
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What were these 5 things?
Financial staus, looks, age, chasity and ambition
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The first questionaire was split into what?
Subsections
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What was the first subsection?
It included biographical data, age, gender, at what age they would marry
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What was the rating task?
Rating 18 characteristics
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How many critical characteristics were there?
4
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where were they?
Buried within the list to be rated
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What were the irrelevent characteristics?
dependable character and sociability
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What scale were they rated on?
A 4 point scale from 3 indispensible to 0 irrelevent
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what did the second questionnaire ask?
pps rank order 13, including 2 critical characteristics
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What were the critcial characteristics in this questionairre?
financial prospects and looks
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what did this test?
generality across methods
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What did Buss get?
bilingual speakers to translate the questionnaires into all necessary languages
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What did the native researchers not know?
The hypothesis(double blind
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what ethical issues did Buss address?
He changed the wording of the question about marriage to more than one wife for Nigerians
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