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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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