Undergraduate Psychology Research Methods Journal


The following research paper deals with the feelings that undergraduate students on the Lindenwood University campus have about people that have a different sexual orientation than their own. It is hypothesized that Lindenwood University is a very open minded community. Lindenwood University has a campus with a very diverse student community, but the study came to the result that most students are very open minded about people that have a sexual orientation that differs from their own. This study was conducted with the help of convenient sampling through the Lindenwood Participant Pool (LPP).While the study does support the hypothesis one has to note that out of the 50 participants only one person was actually homosexual, which lead to the believe that the type of participant may have skewed the results. Therefore it is to be considered to redo the study at a different point in time with fixed groups on campus, like a sports team, instead of using a random assignment.

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