Kohlberg (1968) Methodology and Procedures

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What were Kohlbergs various studies related to?
Moral Development
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How did Kohlberg collect qualitative data?
Through interviews
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What did the study also include?
Cross-cultural comparisons and a longitudinal element
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How many American Boys were there?
75
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How old were the American boys?
10-16 years old
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How old were the American boys later in the study?
22-28 years old
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What other countries did Kohlberg study people in?
Great Britain, Taiwan, Canada, Mexico and Turkey
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How many hypothetical dilemmas did Kohlberg create?
9
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How many moral issues did each dilemma present a conflict between?
2
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How many dilemmas did each participant have to discuss?
3
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How many questions were the boys asked?
10
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Were the questions closed or open ended?
open
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What was the first question asked?
Should Heinz steal the drug? Why or why not?
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What was the second question asked?
If Heinz didn't love his wife, should he steal the drug for her? Why or why not?
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What was the third question asked?
Does it make a difference whether he loves his wife or not? Why or why not?
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What was the fourth question asked?
If the person dying was a stranger, should Heinz steal the drug? Why or why not?
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How often were the boys interviewed?
Every 3 years
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Was the same kind of interview used in children and adults from different countries?
Yes
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What does a vignette do?
Presents a hypothetical situation to which participants respond with their morals, or opinion on the event described.
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