WHAT CAN A URL TELL YOU?
I remember watching a film based on a real psychology experiment that was conducted in a prison in the 60's or 70's by a team of researchers. They wanted to find out how personality led to conformity to the roles of guard or prisoner. Now I want to find reliabele information about the real experiment.
Keywords to use in my query: psycholoy, experiment, university, prison, prisoners, guards
1st query: [psychology experiments prisoners guards]
Based on a quick reading of the results I find out the name of the researcher, Zimbardo, and the university that sponsored the research, Stanford. I then change my query to: [zimbardo stanford prison experiment] and so on.
Your turn. Search using each of the queries below and analyse your results.
1. [stanford prison experiment]
2. [zimbardo stanford prison experiment]
3. [zimbardo's experiment site:stanford.edu]
What type of sites show up? Look at the titles, the url, read the blurb, etc.
What's you first impression?
Cut and paste or follow these links and decide which would be best to use in a research project. Why?