ERIC Number: EJ354848
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
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The Lost Letter Experiment: A Class Exercise for Research Methods.
Burwell, Ronald J.
Teaching Sociology, v15 n2 p195-96 Apr 1987
Describes how the lost letter technique, a research ploy involving leaving stamped, addressed letters in public locations and seeing if people will mail them, may be used to introduce students to experimental method in sociological research. Students manipulated letter location, size, and address in order to judge different effects such variations would have on the altruistic behavior of subjects. (JDH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - General; Opinion Papers
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