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The Milgram's Obedience to Authority Experiment became a famous research study in the field of psychology while conducting a series of different social psychology experiments. Stanley Milgram was dedicated and willing to research and do a physical study with people who were willing to participate in the research even though they were asked to do things that didn't agree with their way of thinking and current behaviors. Milgram studied the effects of obedience and came to a decision that most people follow rules to comply with other peoples decisions, sometimes as a form of being scared or fearful even when a person knows that they should make different choices in their life. An independent and dependent variable in Milgram's Obedience to Authority Experiment would include when talked about the number of teachers in the room which could be an independent variable and I'm just going to throw an example out there, let's say none or one. A good example of a dependent variable would be when he was measuring and how the teacher responded from the shock that the learner gave before the teacher decided that he was done. Some of the strengths and weaknesses of using the research method for Milgram's Obedience to Authority Experiment are the way that he handled situations by managing and controlling what the participants heard and saw during the experiment. Stanley Milgram made sure to play with the participants' heads as a form of manipulating them through the different experiments that they were exposed to in the process. A weakness that was used in the research method for Milgram was the participants' behaviors that weren't a normal nor natural behavior but more so what Milgram had expected them to do.



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