Unformatted text preview: on subjects' attitudes or behaviors. " 2. Advantages • The experiment offers a high degree of exactness because one can control everything in a laboratory setting. • Variables can be precisely studied. Natural science uses this approach most often. So does psychology. • It is easier to determine cause and effect relationships. 3. Disadvantages • One disadvantage with the experiment in studying social phenomena is that the environment is contrived. People do not normally carry out their lives in a laboratory setting . • Ethical issues may also arise when performing experiments on people. The Nazi death-camp experiments represent extreme instances of ethical violation. Even in ordinary university type experiments deception and misinformation are often employed. Many consider these ethical violations....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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