Psychology- Pilot studies

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  • Pilot studies
    • What?
      • A pilot study is a small scale trial run of the actual investigation.
      • A pilt study may involve a handful of participants to ensure that the procedure runs smoothly
      • In observational studies, a pilot study provides a way of checking coding systems before the real investigation is undertaken
    • Single blind procedure
      • Participants not know the aim of the research at the beginning of the study and other details will be kept from them
      • An attempt to control for confounding effects of demand characteristics
    • Double blind procedures
      • Neither participants nor researcher who conducts experiments knows the aims of the investigation
      • Used in drug trials
    • Control groups
      • Control is used for purpose of comparison and so the researcher can conclude the effect on the DV was due to the IV

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