The Ethic Of Naturalistic Observation

1)  Read the following article:  Middlemist, R. D., Knowles, E. S., & Matter, C. F. (1976). Personal space invasions in the lavatory: Suggestive evidence for arousal. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology33(5), 541. (Links to an external site.)

2)  Answer the following questions:

A)  Do you think this study was ethical?  Why or why not?

B)  Do you think the information learned in this study justified the method used to collect the data?  Why or why not?

C)  Can you of any other way the researchers could have studied this phenomenon without using this method?