Metasystematic Wash Problem

(8/23/91;9/13/96)


Instructions

You will be presented with seven different cases.

  • In each case, a cloth receives a different stain.  
  • In each case, there are eight different ways that it can be washed.
  • Within each case, some ways make the clothing clean, and some ways fail to make the clothing clean.
  • After you have looked at each case, go to the end of the questionnair, where you will be asked to compare the cases, one pair at a time.  
  • But first, look at

  • Case A
  • Case B
  • Case C
  • Case D
  • Case E
  • Case F
  • Case G
  • Now, go to the the comparisons.


    Case A) A cloth was stained with orange juice. Here are eight ways it can be washed. Sometimes the cloth will be clean. Sometimes the cloth will be clean. Sometimes it will be dirty.

    Liquid Soap Pink Booster Hot Water B Bleach Clean
    Powder Soap Pink Booster Cold Water A Bleach Dirty
    Liquid Soap Blue Booster Hot Water A Bleach Dirty
    Powder Soap Pink Booster Hot Water A Bleach Clean
    Powder Soap Blue Booster Cold Water A Bleach Dirty
    Powder Soap Blue Booster Hot Water B Bleach Dirty
    Liquid Soap Pink Booster Cold Water B Bleach Dirty
    Liquid Soap Pink Booster Hot Water A Bleach Clean



    Case B) A cloth was stained with ketchup. Here are six ways it can be washed. Sometimes the cloth will be clean. Sometimes it will be dirty.

    Hot Water A Bleach Liquid Soap Blue Booster Dirty
    Cold Water B Bleach Powder Soap Pink Booster Clean
    Hot Water B Bleach Liquid Soap Pink Booster Clean
    Cold Water A Bleach Powder Soap Blue Booster Dirty
    Cold Water B Bleach Liquid Soap Blue Booster Dirty
    Hot Water A Bleach Powder Soap Pink Booster Clean
    Cold Water B Bleach Powder Soap Pink Booster Clean
    Hot Water A Bleach Liquid Soap Blue Booster Dirty


    Case C) A cloth was stained with avocado. Here are eight ways it can be washed. Sometimes the cloth will be clean. Sometimes it will be dirty.

    Cold Water B Bleach Liquid Soap Pink Booster Clean
    Hot Water A Bleach Powder Soap Pink Booster Dirty
    Cold Water A Bleach Powder Soap Pink Booster Clean
    Hot Water A Bleach Liquid Soap Blue Booster Clean
    Hot Water B Bleach Powder Soap Pink Booster Dirty
    Hot Water A Bleach Liquid Soap Blue Booster Clean
    Hot Water B Bleach Powder Soap Pink Booster Dirty
    Cold Water A Bleach Powder Soap Blue Booster Clean



    Case D) A cloth was stained with red lipstick. Here are eight ways it can be washed. Sometimes the cloth will be clean. Sometimes it will be dirty.

    A Bleach Powder Soap Blue Booster Cold Water Dirty
    B Bleach Powder Soap Blue Booster Hot Water Clean
    B Bleach Powder Soap Pink Booster Hot Water Dirty
    B Bleach Powder Soap Pink Booster Cold Water Dirty
    A Bleach Liquid Soap Blue Booster Hot Water Dirty
    B Bleach Liquid Soap Blue Booster Cold Water Clean
    B Bleach Liquid Soap Pink Booster Cold Water Dirty
    A Bleach Liquid Soap Pink Booster Hot Water Dirty



    Case E) A cloth was stained with purple crayon. Here are three ways it can be washed. Sometimes the cloth will be clean. Sometimes it will be dirty.

    Liquid Soap B Bleach Pink Booster Hot Water Clean
    Powder Soap A Bleach Pink Booster Hot Water Dirty
    Liquid Soap A Bleach Pink Booster Hot Water Dirty
    Liquid Soap B Bleach Pink Booster Hot Water Clean
    Powder Soap A Bleach Pink Booster Hot Water Dirty
    Liquid Soap A Bleach Pink Booster Hot Water Dirty
    Liquid Soap B Bleach Pink Booster Hot Water Clean
    Powder Soap A Bleach Pink Booster Hot Water Dirty


    Case F) A cloth was stained with cranberry. Here are six ways it can be washed. Sometimes it will be clean. Sometimes it will be dirty.

    A Bleach Powder Soap Blue Booster Cold Water Dirty
    B Bleach Liquid Soap Pink Booster Hot Water Clean
    A Bleach Powder Soap Pink Booster Hot Water Dirty
    B Bleach Powder Soap Pink Booster Cold Water Dirty
    A Bleach Liquid Soap Blue Booster Hot Water Clean
    B Bleach Liquid Soap Blue Booster Cold Water Clean
    B Bleach Powder Soap Pink Booster Cold Water Dirty
    A Bleach Liquid Soap Blue Booster Hot Water Clean



    Case G) A cloth was stained with blood. Here are eight ways it can be washed. Sometimes the cloth will be clean. Sometimes it will be dirty.

    Pink Booster Hot Water Powder Soap A Bleach Clean
    Blue Booster Cold Water Liquid Soap B Bleach Clean
    Blue Booster Hot Water Liquid Soap B Bleach Dirty
    Pink Booster Hot Water Liquid Soap A Bleach Clean
    Blue Booster Cold Water Powder Soap A Bleach Dirty
    Pink Booster Cold Water Powder Soap B Bleach Clean
    Blue Booster Hot Water Powder Soap B Bleach Dirty
    Blue Booster Hot Water Liquid Soap B Bleach Clean




    Below are examples of the test episodes that would follow the different cases.

    B Bleach

    Liquid Soap


    Pink Booster


    Hot Water
     
    Clean
    Dirty


    A Bleach


    Powder Soap


    Blue Booster


    Cold Water
     
    Clean
    Dirty




    Comparisons

    In each case, a causality relationship is presented. All the cases deal with attempts to wash out different stains. In this way the cases are similar. Please rate and explain in what other ways the cases are similar or dissimilar. A rating of 0 means that the cases are the most dissimilar. A rating of 7 means the cases are most similar. You may use this rating for more than one pair. In your explanations, do not simply repeat the features of the cases, but also explain the causal relationships. Use the back of this page if you need more writing space for each answer. Please print as clearly as possible. Not all the rates need to be used and a particular rate may be given to more than one case.

    1. Case A & Case F
    2. Case A & Case D
    3. Case C & Case D
    4. Case A & Case B
    5. Case F & Case G
    6. Case A & Case C
    7. Case A & Case E
    8. Case C & Case G
    9. Case D & Case G
    10. Case A & Case G


    Case A & Case F

    Ratings

              Most Dissimilar                      Most Similar

                                       0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

    In what ways do you find Case A's causality to be similar or dissimilar to Case F's causality?







    Case A & Case D

    Ratings

              Most Dissimilar                      Most Similar

                                       0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

    In what ways do you find Case A's causality to be similar or dissimilar to Case D's causality?





    Case C & Case D

    Ratings

              Most Dissimilar                      Most Similar

                                       0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

    In what ways do you find Case C's causality to be similar or dissimilar to Case D's causality?





    Case A & Case B

    Ratings

               Most Dissimilar                     Most Similar

                                       0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

    In what ways do you find Case A's causality to be similar or dissimilar to Case B's causality?






    Case F & Case G

    Ratings

              Most Dissimilar                      Most Similar

                                       0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

    In what ways do you find Case F's causality to be similar or dissimilar to Case G's causality?


    Case A & Case C

    Ratings

              Most Dissimilar                      Most Similar

                                       0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

    In what ways do you find Case A's causality to be similar or dissimilar to Case C's causality?






    Case A & Case E

    Ratings

              Most Dissimilar                      Most Similar

                                       0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

    In what ways do you find Case A's causality to be similar or dissimilar to Case E's causality?





    Case C & Case G

    Ratings

              Most Dissimilar                      Most Similar

                                       0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

    In what ways do you find Case C's causality to be similar or dissimilar to Case G's causality?


    Case D & Case G

    Ratings

    Most Most Dissimilar                      Most Similar

                                       0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

    In what ways do you find Case D's causality to be similar or dissimilar to Case G's causality?


    Case A & Case G

    Ratings

    Most Most Dissimilar                      Most Similar

                                       0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

    In what ways do you find Case A's causality to be similar or dissimilar to Case G's causality?