Using Experimental Methods to Investigate Discriminatory Tendencies: A Lesson Report

Yu-Wen Chen, Lena Masch, Kristin Finze

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Abstract

Using dictator games in experimental analysis, this lesson report demonstrates the process and results of a postgraduate class project in which university students were instructed to scientifically investigate and explore one of German society’s most hotly‐contested issues: the level of discriminatory tendencies of non‐Muslims towards Muslims. The results of this class project show little or no discriminatory tendencies toward Muslims. Instead, the university students under our investigation tended to act favorably, or at the very least, fairly toward Muslims. We 
expect that this lesson report can demonstrate how a postgraduate course can be conducted in an innovative way, empowering students to collect primary data and finishing a small scientific project during the span of a semester.  

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Social Science Education
Volume13
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)11-23
Number of pages13
ISSN1611-9665
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences

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