The Influence of Status on Pedestrians' Failure to Observe a Road-Safety Rule

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Anya Yereshchenko
General Psychology
Chapter 14 Assignment
19 September 2011
The Influence of Status on Pedestrians' Failure to Observe a Road-Safety Rule A lot of previous research has been done that was similar to Guegen's experiment, but those experiments failed to show a control group. The control group tests the baseline, which is the actual number of people that violated the crosswalk on everyday basis. Without a control group the results couldn't have been compared to the control group, and that made the research useless. This is an example of an experimental research because it shows cause and effect through the use of an independent variable that is changed by the used of a dependent variable. That dependent variable is measured. A control variable is also used to identify and measure other causes and variables that possibly existed in the situation before it was changed and measure by the experimenter. This study is not a descriptive research because descriptive research simply describes the research itself without drawing any conclusions from the research. In this research three variables are included, along with measuring and testing. This makes the research too detailed and involves conclusions which don't allow this to be a descriptive research. This research cannot be correlational because a correlational study has one variable predicting another variable. The research that is conducted in this project uses dependent and independent variable which cannot be found in a correlational study because it explores a relationship between two variable Although this research method is the only method that uses cause and effect, it does have it's flaws. A weakness in this study is the placebo effect. If a subject knows that he is being tested he can act to expectations. This error also did not occur in this study because a drug was not given…...

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