Research Methods Summary

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  • Created on: 02-03-16 09:19
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  • Self Report Techniques
    • Questionnaire
      • Participants are presented with a set of predetermined written questions
      • Easy to compare information
      • Participants can give inacurate responses
      • Participants can interpret questions differently
    • Structured Interview
      • An interview that follows a predetermined set of questions
      • No room for adaptions to fit the participants responses
    • Unstructured Interview
      • A flexible interview based around themes rather than fixed questions
      • Allows interviewers to respond to the answers of participants
  • Correlation Research
    • An analysis of the relationship between co-variables
    • Easy to link information in a graph
    • Allows the researcher to investigate naturally occurring variables that might unethical or impractical to test experimentally
    • Correlation  cannot be taken to imply causation
    • Correlation does not allow us to go beyond the data that is given


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