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Experiment methodology

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Method Design The experiment was a field study held in the sixth form of Alperton Community School; natural social setting which can be more realistic than laboratory experiments. It was a random sample in which a questionnaire and photographs of couples where used by the participants and then was correlation ally analysed using the independent variable; physical attractiveness and the dependent variables; ratings by the participants . Participants We used a large 35 year 12 psychology AS Level students from two classes of both genders and mixed ethnicity. The age group was 16-20. ...read more.

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The photographs are in black and white. The couples used in the photographs were 10 heterosexual couples of mixed ethnicity and varying ages. An instruction sheet was given to participants with consent in which they signed to accept the terms. They were later given a debrief of what was being tested. Procedure Firstly the participants were given an instruction sheet containing the terms required from them in order to take part in the experiment as well as the rights they had e.g. the right to withdraw at any time. Towards the end of this form was informed consent in which they signed to show they approved the terms. ...read more.

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Lastly, they were debriefed about the actual experiment that was carried out hence the value of their results in the coursework. This was done using a sheet which explained the nature of the experiment. RESULTS: AVERAGES OF PICTURE RATING FEMALE PICS. AVE. RATING (ADDED TOGETHER OF MALE AND FEMALE PARTICIPANTS) 1 (59) /16= 3.7 2 (45) /16= 2.8 3 (40) /16=2.5 4 (67) /16=4.2 5 (70) /16=4.4 6 (78) /16=4.9 7 (57) /16=3.6 8 (69) /16=4.3 9 (64) /16=4.0 10 (82) /16=5.1 MALE PICS. AVE. RATING (ADDED TOGETHER OF MALE AND FEMALE PARTICIPANTS) 1 (82) /16= 5.1 2 (40) /16= 2.5 3 (88) /16=5.5 4 (51) /16=3.2 5 (53) /16=3.3 6 (61) /16=3.8 7 (93) /16=5.8 8 (69) /16=4.3 9 (98 /16=6.1 10 (77) /16=4.8 ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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