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Experiment and Script Overview
The experiment is trying to collate data to show the effectiveness of ‘Foot-in-door’ and ‘Door-in-face’
compliance methods.

The following are included for use in the experiment:

• Scripts: I’ve separated the scripts made into two separate sheets. One has the ‘Door-in-face’ and
the other has ‘Foot-in-door’.
• Petition Signing Sheet: To actually get them to sign the petition.
• Dummy Details Collection Sheet: In case they want to look at details required I’ve just included
one but our aim is to purely get them to say ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ and then at that point stop the
experiment and debrief them or let them go on their way.
• Debriefing Details: Debriefing from experiment. Lecturer said that it’s ok not to debrief them if
you get an initial negative response but otherwise to debrief them.
• Experimental Data Sheet: A sheet just for the experimenter to keep a score of numbers of
positives and negatives and when participants pulled out etc.

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Dublin Litter Action Group DLAG

D.ublin L.itter A.ction G.roup (DLAG) is a group of volunteers from all aspects of the community
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committed to tackling Dublin’s litter problem head on. We are currently involved in several initiatives on

a local & regional level and hoped to ask for your support. The ‘Keep Ireland Green’ petition is an

attempt to call upon the Government to commit more funding to a national recycling scheme. Could you

add your name to the petition?

Name Surname

DATE: COLLECTOR NAME: VALIDATED:


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Thanks for you signature. It’s much appreciated. Alongside our initiative to petition the government we
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have regular activities which we are involved in. ‘Green Saturdays’ are weekly clean-up days where

volunteers take to the streets and tackle the litter problem hands on by collecting litter from the streets

and delivering appropriate material to regional recycling centres. Would it be something you’d be

willing to join us in doing? If so please add your name and contact details below:

Name Address Contact Details (email, phone no.)

DATE: COLLECTOR NAME: VALIDATED:


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NOT PRINT OR USE THIS PAGE

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D.ublin L.itter A.ction G.roup (DLAG) is currently seeking ‘Green Saturdays’ co-ordinators, individuals

who will commit to organizing the weekly clean-ups in their own locality. Co-ordinators will work with a

team of volunteers each Saturday and take personal responsibility for all recycling deliveries. Are you

willing to help out? If so, please give your details below:

Name Address D.O.B. Contact Details Comments

If you are unable to commit to on an on-going basis would you be willing to donate your time to a single

‘Green Saturday’ event? If so, leave your details below:

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Name Address Contact Details


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OR SHOW TILL EXPERIMENT IS COMPLETE

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Debriefing:
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• This is a psychology experiment from 2nd year psychology students in Dublin Business School.
• Show them your DBS student card
• We are researching compliance involving the ‘foot-in-the door’ and ‘door-in-face’ techniques.
• Participants are asked small and big requests in alternating order to examine their
effectiveness and compliance.
• These questions have no relevance to litter issues in Dublin and will instead be used
with your permission for a class presentation
• Your confidentiality will be assured as the signatures will be discarded.
• Thank you for your participation.

The following are institutions involved in waste recycling if you wish to participate:

• www.enfo.ie/
• http://www.irelandrecycling.ie/
• http://www.environ.ie/en/

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Experimentation Data Collection:


Use the following to record actual result: 9

Sample No: Experiment Taken: Results: Debriefed:


1 DIF No to first request, yes to second yes

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Date of Experiment: ______________________________________________

Location of Experiment: ___________________________________________

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