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Any hypothesis that is not the null hypothesis
Where the researcher samples anyone they can, ie. questionnaires down the high street
The same participants are used in both conditions
Things that might affect the outcome of the experiment that you do not control
Participants are randomly allocated to a condition
Type of data you get from interviews and case studies; give more information
Validity a study has if it looks like it makes sense
Example: 'Do you think this quiz is good?'
A test study
An in-depth study on a specific group of people (or just the one).
The group of participants who do not receive the experimental treatment
How much findings can be generalised to other people
How much findings can be generalised
Measures how widely spread the values in a data set are around the mean
Where the researcher puts an ad out, and people come forward for the study
The IV is directly manipulated, all extraneous variables are controlled.
Validity a study has if its results agree with results of previous studies
Bad Thing about Volunteer Sampling
How much findings can be generalised to other settings.
Example: 'What do you think of this quiz?'
When the researcher unintentionally affects the results
Disadvantage of correlation
Advantage of Lab Experiment
The researcher notes down all behaviours in the study and reviews them later on.
The thing affected by what you change
Advantage of correlation
What the participant may show if they work out the hypothesis of the study
The simplest measure of dispersion
The procedure where only the participants do not know the hypothesis or condition of the study
Bonus question! Qualitatively, how many neutrons in the brain?
Evolves from Bellsprout
Disadvantage of Lab Experiment
The participants are aware they are being observed. Think Years 7-9 Games showers
The IV is not manipulated. No random allocation to conditions.
Disadvantage of Field Experiment
A measure of central tendancy
Part of qualitative analysis; the researcher identifies a theme and counts how many times it occurs. Basically converts qualitative data to quantitative data
A study has this validity if the outcome is the result of the variables manipulated in the study
A precise, testable statement about the expected outcome of the investigation
ETHICS: Destroy
Asking people for information using written methods, ie. questionnaires
Asking people for information using verbal methods
Participants are 'matched up' and do separate conditions
The researcher makes observations from outside the group being studied
The IV is manipulated but extraneous variables are not.
The participants are not aware they are being watched. Stalkers :)
The researcher joins in the group they are studying
Example: 'A dog's coat colour influences its obedience'
ETHICS: Cameron
Advantage of Field Experiment
The thing you change
A general statement about the purpose of the investigation
Type of data you get from surveys; very to throw on a graph
Disadvantage of Natural Experiment
Advantage of Natural Experiment
Example: 'A dog's coat colour does not influence its obedience'
ETHICS: Doesn't
Good thing about Random Sampling
The researcher decides exactly what behaviours they will observe
Validity a study has if the results of future studies agree with it
The procedure where both the participants and the research assistant do not know the hypothesis or the conditions of the study.
ETHICS: Working
The process of devising a way of measuring a variable
Part of qualitative analysis; only presents the data in verbal form.
Where every member of the target population has an equal chance of selection
Example: 'If a dog has a lighter coat, it will be more obedient'
ETHICS: Peasants
Disadvantage of questionnaires; you write an untrue answer because you don't want to seem bad
Bad thing about Opportunity Sampling

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Created May 17, 2010ReportNominate
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