The Appeal of Media Violence in a Full‐length Motion Picture: An Experimental Investigation

  title={The Appeal of Media Violence in a Full‐length Motion Picture: An Experimental Investigation},
  author={Glenn G. Sparks and John L. Sherry and G. Derksen Lubsen},
  journal={Communication Reports},
  pages={21 - 30}
This paper reports the results of an experiment that examined the appeal of violence in a full‐length motion picture. College students (N = 134) were randomly assigned to view one of two different versions of The Fugitive. One version was the original theatrical release and the other version was identical except for the fact that nearly all of the scenes of violence were deleted. Deleting the violence did not affect enjoyment or perceptions of the quality of the movie. The popular assumption… 
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Statistical Power Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences
  • Jacob Cohen
  • Mathematics
    The SAGE Encyclopedia of Research Design
  • 2022
Contents: Prefaces. The Concepts of Power Analysis. The t-Test for Means. The Significance of a Product Moment rs (subscript s). Differences Between Correlation Coefficients. The Test That a
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