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What strengths and limitations can you think of for the evaluation part of Milgram's study in 1963?
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Strength:
- A strength is that bc it was a lab experiment it had high controls
- The experiment was replicated with different variations to see the effect of authority so it's seen to be highly reliable

Limitations:
- As it's a lab experiment the setting is artificial so it doesn't reflect real life and lacks validity
- unethical as it put people under stress, no consent etc
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Strength:
- A strength is that bc it was a lab experiment it had high controls
- The experiment was replicated with different variations to see the effect of authority so it's seen to be highly reliable

Limitations:
- As it's a lab experiment the setting is artificial so it doesn't reflect real life and lacks validity
- unethical as it put people under stress, no consent etc
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A limitation is that the participants were volunteers. Volunteers may be influenced more easily. etc.
In addition, as previously stated the ethics... deception, consent and right to withdraw...then you can go on to say, however, Milgram ended up debriefing the participants.
You could also say that Milgram's study is androcentric ( only male participants) (why this may pose a problem... also = population validity) but then continue and develop and say however, *researcher* repeated the original study and females were used.

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Although there are implications of Milgrams study, for example for human behaviour and the attribution of responsibility.
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A limitation is that the participants were volunteers. Volunteers may be influenced more easily. etc.
In addition, as previously stated the ethics... deception, consent and right to withdraw...then you can go on to say, however, Milgram ended up debriefing the participants.
You could also say that Milgram's study is androcentric ( only male participants) (why this may pose a problem... also = population validity) but then continue and develop and say however, *researcher* repeated the original study and females were used.

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Although there are implications of Milgrams study, for example for human behaviour and the attribution of responsibility.
Thank you!!
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A limitation is that the participants were volunteers. Volunteers may be influenced more easily. etc.
It's also often argued that recruiting volunteers attracts a certain 'type' of person. Where more generalisable findings might be found in wider sampling methods, for example sampling randomly from certain populations.
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