200-300 summary week 2

200-300 summary week 2 - picture. I feel that if the test...

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Post a 200- to 300-word summary that answers all of the following questions: o What was the result of your IAT? Do you think that the test produced valid results in your case? o In your opinion, is it difficult to accurately measure prejudice? Why or why not? o Describe other measurements sociologists utilize to calculate prejudice. My data suggest a moderate automatic preference for African American compared to European American. In my opinion I think the test produced valid results but I also think there were subtle differences in the pictures. The white people were easy to tell from the black people because the black people pictures seemed more like mug shots, and the white people seemed to be happy or smiling in the pictures. Also, the black people pictures were not as attractive as the white people
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Unformatted text preview: picture. I feel that if the test had used people who had similar characteristics as mentioned above it would be a more accurate test and the results would be more valid. I do feel that it is difficult to measure prejudice because some people may not feel that they are prejudice but have difficult switching mindsets. It was difficult for me to switch good and bad with white and black, and I do feel that this test accurately depicts how I interact on a day to day basis with white and black people. I would think that sociologists could use this tool if the pictures were similar in composition and character. I like this style of test, I just wish that you weren't geared to good and bad with black and white and then asked to switch. I think that this creates a false positive....
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course IT 242 taught by Professor Clark during the Spring '11 term at Art Inst. Phoenix.

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