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

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