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

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