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Title: Psychological Health Among Volunteers, Non-volunteers
Authors: Conroy, George I.
Keywords: Text;Psychology, Department of;Honors papers;Student research
Issue Date: May-1968
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Rhodes College
Abstract: Throughout the nineteen-sixties psychological research was conducted in hundreds of American universities. The subjects of those projects were almost always described as "college student volunteers." I posited that further research might determine whether qualitative (and quantifiable) differences may exist between volunteers and non-volunteers. If that were to be the case much of the aforementioned research is questionable. Measuring non-volunteers presents the problem, i.e. if they won't volunteer to be tested how can they be tested? Every member of the freshman class was required to take two semesters of English during their first year. To obtain a volunteer group I enlisted the assistance of the Southwestern At Memphis English Department and published a random list of freshman students with a notice inviting them to participate in a "study of attitudes and values among college students." Some volunteered, others did not. The battery of tests was administered to the volunteers one afternoon in Hardy Auditorium. Some of the volunteers didn't show up at the appointed time.
Description: George I. Conroy granted permission for the digitization of his paper. It was submitted by CD.
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