Flashcards in Socially Sensitive Research Deck (10):
What does Socially Sensitive Research refer to?
• Do the findings of research have implications that go beyond the research situation and affect people or groups in wider society? (e.g. families of participants, minority groups)
What do the A01 and A03 Points talk about when discussing Socially Sensitive Research?
A01: Knowledge on theories and research that have socially sensitive implications
A03: Strengths and Weaknesses of the explanations
What topics are looked at in the Cognitive Approach when discussing Socially Sensitive Research?
Case Studies of Brain Damaged Patients
Baddeley – Surprise retest
What is looked at in Brain Damaged Patients regarding Socially Sensitive Research?
Brain damaged patients arguably cannot provide full informed consent, due to their brain functioning being abnormal
However the benefits seem to outweigh the costs as we know a lot more about how brain functioning leads to certain behaviours (e.g. Raine's study, Schmolck's study and HM)
What is looked at in Schmolck regarding Socially Sensitive Research?
Brain damaged patients (3 enncaphalitis, 2 damaged hippocampus, HM) cant consent to the findings
Helped develop an understanding of the link between damage to the anterolateral temporal cortex and semantic knowledge/memory, which is linked to dementia that affects around 1.3% of the UK population
What is looked at in Baddeley regarding Socially Sensitive Research?
Baddeley gave ppts a surprise retest which they weren't expecting. Therefore they couldn't consent, were deceived, etc
However, the findings helped develop an understanding of the STM and LTM
What is looked at in the Social Approach regarding Socially Sensitive Research?
Personality Factors into obedience + prejudice
Social Identity Theory
Realistic Conflict Theory
He put people in harm through them believing they were giving real shocks to someone, which led them to be verbally distressed
He somewhat took away their right to withdraw. Also he deceived them, etc
However all of this was to reduce the demand characteristics, and see how people act in every day life. This also helped him develop agency theory. It's also was backed up by the real life example of Oskar Groening in nazi germany
Burgers 2009 study was a lot more ethical than locums, because they carried out anxiety and depression inventory, reminded them three times that they could withdraw, and only went up to 150v rather than 450 V
However because it was so ethical, it simplified obedience within a natural context
Also, they still prodded them on to not withdraw which sort of reduced their rights