1. ‘The biggest problem of reliability for sociologists carrying out experiments is the human participants’. Why might this be so?
  2. Write an account of these difficulties, including reference to each of the following in your answer.

a) People already hold attitudes, beliefs and prejudices.

b) People react to the environment they are in.

c) People interact with researchers.

d) People have social backgrounds.

e) People think about things outside their immediate situation.

f) People try to work things out and ‘second-guess’.

g) In the real world, poeple’s attention is often distracted.

You should explain and illustrate each point.