Vignette (psychology)  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

A vignette is used in psychology experiments to collect information by presenting hypothetical situations and asking research participants a set of questions to reveal their perceptions and values. By varying the set of Vignettes presented to participants, it is possible to see how different variables affect decisions, perceptions and values. This helps us to understand human behavior and thinking. The use of vignettes enables psychological research to be conducted in a controlled way, where the researcher controls the amount of information available to participants. One disadvantage of this method is that reading a vignette in a laboratory is clearly different to observing the behaviour or event in everyday life.

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