1 A researcher carried out an experiment to investigate misleading information.
Participants were shown a photograph in which a man and a woman were talking.
The photograph was then taken away and the participants were asked questions
about it. Participants were randomly allocated to condition one or condition two.
Participants in condition one were asked:
Question A “How old was the youth in the photograph?”
Participants in condition two were asked:
Question B “How old was the man in the photograph?”
1 (a) Why is Question A an example of misleading information?
the phrase refers to the man as a youth, this indicates to the participants that he could be young and therefore influences there answers.
it tells you clearly that he is young
the phrase refers to the man as a youth, this indicates to the participants that he could be young and therefore influences their answers.