Summary for Core Studies 1) Study author(s): Rodin and Piliavin 2) Year: 1969 3) Title: Good Samaritanism 4) Research background/context/previous research for the study: Diffusion of responsibility - phenomenon whereby a person is less likely to take responsibility for action/inaction when others are present. Bystander - phenomenon whereby people are less likely to help when others are present. Witness - person who sees as an event, typically a crime or accident, take place Kitty Genovese Latané and Darley (1969) - Lab experiment – Smoked fill room – Hear cries and chock sound from the other room - It was actually a tape recording. 5) Research aims/hypothesis/ null hypothesis (if any)/research questions: A TI the effect of type of victim (drunk or ill) and race of victim (black or white) on speed of responding, frequency of responding and the race of the helper. TI the effect of modelling in emergency situation TI the relationship between size of group and frequency and latency of helping, when victim is both seen and heard H later 6) Research method: field Experimental research/Non- experimental research (Observation / Self-report: interview/ questionnaire) / Case- Strengths of method used: Weaknesses of method used: 1
study Correlation Longitudinal/ Snapshot *(Underline the appropriate method) What makes it that method?
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