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You need to first identify the independent and dependant variables in Milgram's study, and then decide what effect the independant variable would have on the dependant variable.
The independent variable here is whether or not the 'experimenter' was presented as an authoritative figure, and the dependant variable is how far the participant (the 'teacher') was willing to follow their orders. However, you should be as specific as possible in your hypothesis about how those variables were measured/operationalized in the actual experiment.
Ok so operationalization in the simplest way to explain it is making a variable measurable and in the 1963 study the DV is obedience of the participant. This obedience is measured by the level of electric shocks administered by the participant (teacher). The IV however is not very clear as in the 1963 study nothing was manipulated from one trial to another
no worries! glad to help. ok so the IVs that I’ve written in my notes are obey or disobey, instrumentalities of experiment, form of command and social setting. But again there’s no clear IV and my notes are based on my teachers slides and I’m an international CAIE student so just bear that in mind. Maybe you can refer to the journal for a clearer answer