Lab Experiments

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  • Lab Experiments
    • Takes place in an artificial / controlled environment
      • The IV is manipulated by the researcher
      • Use standardised procedure to eliminate extraneous variables
    • Random Allocation
      • Participants are randomly assigned to conditions
      • eg. Random number generator or pull names out of a hat
    • Independent Variable
      • The variable we manipulate
      • The Cause
    • Dependent Variable
      • The variable we measure
      • The Effect
    • Bower's Experiment 1969
      • 2 randomly allocated conditions
      • Memory Test
      • condition 1: words organised into list
      • condition 2: words organised in branches

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