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Replication of the Matching Hypothesis Theory Project Brief PB1 The aim of our study was to test the matching hypothesis My alternative hypothesis was there will be a significant positive correlation between the rated physical attractiveness in brides and grooms in newly married couples PB2 This is a one tailed directional hypothesis This is because we are expecting a positive correlation on the basis of previous research PB3 It is a non-experimental correlational study PB4 There are both advantages and disadvantages of a correlational study The main advantage is they show the relationship between naturally occurring variables The disadvantage is that they have no cause and effect as they are correlational PB5 6 We tested all of the participants in our study separately as we thought that they would conform if they were tested as a group To reduce the amount of demand characteristics we tried to make all of our photographs colour and of similar quality This was aimed to try and stop participants trying to match the pictures together by the looking at their quality For example if there were two pictures that were black and white then the participants may rate them equally as the think this is what they should do PB7 We have chosen a 5 level of significance for our data PB8 The main ethical concern with our study is that there isnt an informed consent as we had to use deception This was overcome by giving a full debriefing afterwards Another ethical issue was confidentiality To maintain this we didnt record any of our participants names We had to make sure that all of our participants were fully aware of their right to withdraw We informed them before we started the study in our standardised procedures Abstract In this report I will be discussing the matching hypothesis theory We thought that if married couples were rated on their attractiveness
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