The Class Rules
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This study deals with judgement of rules. Hypothetical scenarios are presented to Norwegian students and their judgements of necessity, adequacy and fairness of these scenarios are analyzed. The respondents are asked how well the scenario unfolds according to their expectations and whether they are acceptable to them. The outcomes show that judgement of rules depends on the situations in which rules are introduced, whether students are allowed to negotiate, how the rule is formulated and on the person that imposes the rule. However, patterns are not always straightforward expected and research on the judgement process of rules still has some ground to cover. Factorial survey design, the method used in this study, provides some excellent opportunities to do so.