1. Why was the gathering of quantative data from the estimates of speed a strength?
- It meant that they didn't have to interpret all of the data in a subjective way meaning their study had increased objectivity
- They were able to gather reliable subjective data that would be able to be analysed in a biased way
- It meant that they could enter it straight onto the computer with ease rather than having to type each statement made within the questionnaires
- They didn't have to look at it through a magnifying glass to read the pp's messy handwriting
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2. A weakness might be that the students may not have been under the same emotional strain as those in a real car incident leading to..
- The findings being heavily influenced by the experimenter bias
- The findings not representing what the researcher wants to see
- The findings not having validity
- The findings not being replicable
3. Which leading question was used within the second experiment?
- Did you see any broken glass?
- Which window of the car was smashed?
- What colour was the quarter panel of the car that got hit?
- How much broken glass was all over the floor?
4. How many participants were used in experiment one?
5. Their use of a laboratory setting was a strength because...
- They had clear controls such as all pps being asked identical questions. Their controls and documentation of the procedure meant that it was easy to replicate.
- They could be unethical and justify it for scientific research
- It meant that they were able to obtain ecological validity
- They were demand characteristics which is what they had initially stated they were looking for within their hypothesis at the start of their study.