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What does "Some small-scale laboratory simulations of human power situations" mean? HELP ME! Some small-scale laboratory simulations of human power situations have been attempted with interesting results, but the applicability of the results of these to whole societies is disputable. 1)What does "Some small-scale laboratory simulations of human power situations" mean? HELP ME! 2) in the phrase "the results of these" what do these refer to?Typically science is seen as characterized by the testing of hypotheses through experiment. The experimental method is largely closed to political scientists since they do not possess the power to dictate to whole human societies how they should behave. In any case, experiments require identical control groups for comparison which, it is arguable, cannot be created. Some small-scale laboratory simulations of human power situations have been attempted with interesting results, but the applicability of the results of these to whole societies is disputable. Statistical manipulation of existing sets of data about human societies may be a partial substitute for experimental techniques, but it could be argued that few convincing data sets exist. Some attempts at marshalling these include the World Handbook of Political and Social Indicators, and the Country Indicators for Foreign Policy Project at Carleton University, Canada. One very basic problem for international data sets is that many countries do not have reliable population figures, for example Nigerian census figures have been politically contested because of their influence on the ethnic balance of power. It is also difficult to compare financial values in different currencies because of artificial exchange rates and differences in purchasing power.
Nov 8, 2018 8:54 PM
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a power situation = a situation in which people are exercising power. "the results of these simulations" In order to test the validity of political theories, some scientists have set up experiments in which people use power over others.
November 8, 2018
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