Rosenhan Methodology

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In terms of reliability, Rosenhan's study is... (give example)
STRONG- Standardised procedure- all 8 pseudopatients said they heard the same 3 words spoken by the same sex as themselves- all 8 behaved "normal" once in hospital- 9th pseudopatient removed from the study- lied about marriage- threatened reliability
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In terms of internal validity, Rosenhan's study was... (give example)
PROBLEMATIC- 8 pseudopatients weren't insane so their observations and experiences wouldn't be a true representation of people who are insane- 8 pps knew they would be released unlike real patients
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In terms of sampling, Rosenhan's study was... (give example)
STRONG- Staff were from a variety of hospitals across America- generalisations could be made about how mentally ill were treated- but, all 12 hospitals were in America- culture bias
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In terms of data, Rosenhan's study was... (give example)
STRONG- quantative data- comparisons- e.g the number of days spent in the hospital (mean 19) Qualitative- detailed experiences in journals- e.g powerlessness- no eye contact- ignored
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In terms of ethics, Rosenhan's study is... (give example)
PROBLEMATIC-- deception- lead the doctors and nurses from the 12 hospitals to believe the 8 pseudopatients were insane- study 2- real patients could've been mistreated if thought to be fake- 41
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PROBLEMATIC- 8 pseudopatients weren't insane so their observations and experiences wouldn't be a true representation of people who are insane- 8 pps knew they would be released unlike real patients

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