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Are the findings applicable across different contexts or settings?
Ppts selected on basis of availability
Statistical test for repeated measures design
Key feature of science: _____ methods
Animal ethics: name the 3 Rs
Statistical test for correlational data
If a test is _____ we can reject the null hypothesis
Neither the author or reviewer know each other's identity
Key feature of science: so that other researchers can do the study
Ppts selected in numbers based on the representation of their sub-group in the population
Consistency of measure used.
Description of what the researchers did: design, ppts, ethics, procedures, and apparatus
Allows insight into how ppts make sense of the world - used with interview transcript (give acronym)
Codes represent ideas or concepts from an existing theory
Levels of data in order (4 in total)
Accepting a null hypothesis incorrectly
Brief summary of main findings.
Can the results be generalised to other people or situations?
Does the test measure what it intended to measure?
What did they find in the study? Can include stats tests, but varies on whether research was quantitative or qualitative
Can the findings be generalised to people not in the original study?
Do the findings agree with another experiment that has high validity?
Key feature: Science seeks to make generalisations
Full details of any journals/books used.
Poor research may be passed in peer review because you can't find an...
Way of assessing the consistency of a test/measure over time.
Bias in peer review can occur because of the _____ nature of our world
How to overcome ppt variables
Observing people in their natural environments
Interpretation of the results: real world applications, implications of results, summary of results and whether these concur with prior research
How to overcome situational variables
Used to sample individuals who are difficult to locate
Fault of animal studies - like racism
How to overcome investigator effects
Does it look like it has high validity on first glance?
Key feature of science: Theories must be testable so they can be modified by ____
Ppts sampled from taking every nth name from a register
Is the test an accurate predictor of future test results?
Advertisement for ppts placed in newspaper/workplace
Identifying categories and themes in a data set
Can the findings be generalised across time periods?
Purpose of peer review
Journalists prefer to publish positive results and studies that agree with the 'status quo'; this is called...?
Measure of the extent to which researchers agree on what they've observed.
Statistical test for independent groups design, ordinal or interval level data
Studying written or oral disclosures
Key feature of science: set of general principles
Summary of the study
Animals are _____ therefore, we should not study them
Key feature of science: opposite of subjectivity
Way of assessing whether the items on a test are consistent.
All members of target population identified and have an equal chance of being selected
Statistical test for nominal data
Researcher recognises and records their own biases in qualitative data analysis
Codes and categories emerge from the data and are not generated beforehand
Rejecting a null hypothesis incorrectly
Broad overview that becomes more specific and can include aims and hypotheses
Extent to which something occurs randomly (i.e. without a discoverable cause)
Cross-checking of qualitative research findings to ensure validity of the findings
Any 'extras' e.g. raw data, copy of consent form/questionnaire.
Consistency of measure from one occasion to another.

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