Research Experiment

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METHODS
Participants
The targeted participants for our experiment are the ones who reside and who were raised in Arizona. The total number of participants were 30. Each experimenter is assigned six participants to find and assess the study. These participants are generally students at the University of Arizona and University of Arizona affiliates. The participants of the study were selected from social settings (University libraries) and they were generally found alone sitting down.
Research Design
The experimental design consist of three independent variables which are used for manipulating prejudice toward illegal immigrants by the use of educational means pertaining to knowledge-enriched paragraphs. The dependent variable consist of
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The Likert-scale will consist of eight questions with six choices and no neutral response, in order to minimize social desirability, the questions listed are originated from the social dominance orientation scale. To avoid skewed data, the questions 1, 3, 4, and 6 will be scored based on their answers, while questions 2, 5, 7, and 8 will be scored reversibly to control response bias.
Materials
The materials used for our study will include a brown envelope for random sampling, in addition we will have two different paragraphs consisting of informative fact-based bullet points for each condition. Random sampling will include the experimenter reaching down in the envelope and randomly pulling out a condition for the participant to respond to.
Measures
In addition, we will provide a Likert-scale questionnaire consisting of eight questions to measure the participants’ attitude toward immigrants. Participants will take a Likert-scale survey questionnaire where each participant will answer a series of eight questions about their feelings of immigrants in the U.S. In numerical order, the following eight questions will be phrased: “1) Immigrants in the United States get more from this country than they contribute, 2) the children of immigrants in the U.S. should have the same right to
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