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Why is the fact that milgrams experiment which was highly controlled a strength
Increases the reliablity of the findings and reults whilst at the same time the facxt that it was highly standardisen ie same briefing etc means that there is no other factor apart from obeidnece that can affect the results/finding hence accuracy
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Strenght of Milgrams ecperiment which was highly controlled in terms of replication
Highly controlled and standardised meant that is was much more easy to replicat and therefore increase the reliability of the expermiment for e.g Burger replicated the experiment howver use m+f partic and found very similar levels of obeidence+people
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Weakesses of Milgrams study - hint Yale Uni
Since it was conducted at yale it meant that the experminent could not be a representation of a real life situation further dempstrated by orne and holland who critised that it lacked in expermental realism and therefore one can argue whther the part
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COntinue
participants realised that these shocks were not genuine and therefore just simply played along perhaps due to the fact that they realised that Yale being a prestigiuod uni would not cause any harm to individuals and suggesting that theses result are
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Weakness- Ecological
Another weakness of this theory is that since it was conducted in a laboratory it has low ecological validity since the tasks that were conducted are unlikely to be encountered in an individuals life and hence unrealistic
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How did Milgram respond to the strength about that it lacked in realism
In his defence milgram argure that the fact that particpants highlighted signs of moral strains e. stree and anxiety indicated that the participants belived that these tasks were genuine in fact post examinations revealed that 75% believ it to be tru
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