What would be the result of this experiment?

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What would be the result of this experiment?

Post by motherjuggs&speed » Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:00 am

Okay, that was click bait-y, but I do have an experiment and I wonder what you all think.

Take a social group of 40-60 people, where everyone pretty much knows everybody. Ask each person to rank order the value of everyone in the group and to write a one line quick take on everyone. My thesis is: If you see one person's list you've seen everyone's. There will be no significant difference from one person's list to another's. Thoughts?

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Re: What would be the result of this experiment?

Post by syaigh » Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:02 pm

I'd say the older they are the more likely you are to have significant deviation.
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Re: What would be the result of this experiment?

Post by nafod » Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:35 pm

There’s been experience on groups rank ordering attractiveness, and that tends to be as you say. Further, if you put an equal number of men and women in a room and ask them to pair up, they tend to naturally pair by matched ranking.

But value?

If the social group has shared values, which are shared to some extent by everybody talking about each other and others not a part of the room in the first place...then I agree.

But you’ll probably get some who have awareness of the groupthink and come at it from left field.

Interesting question!
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Re: What would be the result of this experiment?

Post by Fat Cat » Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:01 pm

If the group is short-term, they will rank principally by physical appearance due to the halo effect and the limited information people have to factor into their ranking. Over the long-term you will see greater variation in ranking, due to other experiences shaping their impressions.
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Re: What would be the result of this experiment?

Post by nafod » Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:31 pm

Fat Cat wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:01 pm
If the group is short-term, they will rank principally by physical appearance due to the halo effect and the limited information people have to factor into their ranking. Over the long-term you will see greater variation in ranking, due to other experiences shaping their impressions.
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Re: What would be the result of this experiment?

Post by Fat Cat » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:07 pm

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