Please look at the attached file and answer it carefully, English is not my first language, so… 1

Please look at the attached file and answer it carefully,
English is not my first language, so don’t make it perfect.
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SOC242 Methods of Social Research Prof. Younts Fall 2014 Homework Exercise #3: Experimental Designs (Due 10/28) You may work in pairs for this exercise, or alone if you prefer. Bring ONE complete copy of all materials to hand in at the beginning of the lab. As well, at least two examples will be chosen and performed during class on 10/28, so make sure you are prepared to conduct the experiment – bring 22 copies of the vignettes (half- or quarter-sheets are fine) and a method for randomly assigning the 22 students into two or three groups (depending on how many conditions you have). 1. Choose ONE of the following theoretical claims (the variables are in italics): a. The greater an individual’s identification with a target of injustice, the greater her/his negative reactions to that injustice. b. Individuals are more likely to agree with others who are higher status than they are than with others who are lower status than they are. c. The greater the similarity between self and other, the more favorable self’s evaluation of that other. d. The more attractive an individual, the more positive sentiment individuals will express towards them. 2. Design an experiment to test the argument you have chosen that can be conducted during the class period on 10/28. Specifically complete and describe each of the following steps in your typed report: a. Identify and provide an abstract, connotative definition for the independent and dependent variables in the conclusion you have chosen. b. Describe how you will operationalize (i.e., manipulate or measure) each variable. i. For the independent variable, you should plan to have only 2 (i.e., or three at most, including an experimental group(s) and perhaps one control group) each of which receive a different value of the independent variable. 1. The different “conditions” should be identical except for the manipulation of the independent variable they receive. 2. Construct the…