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A word-picture, a brief verbal outline of a scenario, or a short story about hypothetical characters in a particular situation, to which research participants or interviewees are asked to respond. Vignettes are used in various areas of psychological research including studies related to attribution theory, and they are also used to elicit opinions, attitudes, beliefs, or judgements. [From French vignette a small vine, from vigne a vine, from Latin vinea a vine, alluding to the original meaning, a design of vine-leaves and tendrils used on the title-page of a book or manuscript]

Subjects: Psychology.

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