experimental method

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  • Created on: 05-10-18 09:50
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  • experimental method
    • disadvanatges
      • low ecological validity as it's artificial
      • people in lab experiments are aware that they are being observed
    • advantages
      • it can allow a cause and effect relation relationship
        • The IV in an experiment is often regarded as a cause and DV an effect
      • The experiment method is a more objective method than others. However total objectivity is impossible since researchers interest will always have a influence and some confounding variables will have an effect
      • reliability this is key as if the results are 'real ' it should enable others to do the same study and obtain similar results
        • easier to replicate as can perform a controlled study which other researchers can replicate

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