Critically review the role of plant–plant communication in defence against herbivores.
Some limitations must be considered in the interpretation of our results. To begin, the choice of our advertisements used as experimental stimuli to test the non-taboo and taboo conditions. Although we tried to select an advertisement that depicted menstruation as taboo, the specific one we had chosen addressed the topic indirectly. With this being said, the advertisement never specifically mentioned menstruation. On the other hand, the non-taboo advertisement we had used did not explicitly state non-taboo words like “blood” although it did show an image of red blood on white sheets. The advertisement instead was limited to mention how “periods are natural” and with the use of the companies organic tampons periods can be easier. The article did emphasize non-taboo phrases such as, “No Shame”. The advertisements chosen could have affected the nonsignificant results on whether or not the type of message shown (taboo vs. non-taboo) affected self-objectification. Another obvious limitation of this study was the sample size. With the limited amount of time we had to collect our data we were faced with an lack of participants, leaving us with only 68 participants to interpret results for. Being that the sample size was already very low the lack of diversity within our sample could have also affected the differentiation within our results. The sample of participants were all females ranging from ages 18 to 23, who were predominately white and all were undergraduate students at the College of New Jersey. With all of this taken into consideration, the prestigious university provides students with a very in depth education, leaving students very well-versed and knowledgeable. This could have affected specific moderators specifically, menstrual knowledge. Along with this idea, TCNJ is provides many opportunities for feminists to express themselves and even has a women and gender studies major for anyone who is passionate about learning further about feminist topics. This could have aided to the fact that our results had shown that the majority of our participants accepted the feminist label and agreed with the three cardinal beliefs of a feminist. Due to the threats of internal validity our selection bias could have impacted our results heavily, being that participants were very similar in age, race, and knowledge background. Our last limitation is that our sample did used we a convenience sample. All of our participants were gathered through the TCNJ PIPER database. With this being said, all of the students who participated in our study are current TCNJ students. Therefore, our sample is not representative across all undergraduate college campuses. We also limited our sample to a selection bias of only allowing participants who were females to complete the survey. This could have served as a threat to external validity because of the lack of variety within our sample.>GET ANSWER