Inducing Natural Group Identity: A RDP Analysis

Daniel Zizzo

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A relevance, distinctiveness and plausibility (RDP) analysis is a conceptual framework that can be used to identify when potential confounds are a problem for interpreting experimental results. We illustrate this analysis using the creation or enhancement of natural group identity by the means of priming manipulations as employed in the experiments of five target papers. Such priming manipulations may lead to experimenter demand effects and may spuriously induce behavior change. Using a RDP analysis, we show how these potential confounds are likely to be problematic for all but one of the target papers.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSocial Science Research Network
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jan 2012

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