Research Methods

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  • Research Methods
    • Variables
      • IV or Independent Variable is the thing you manipulate
      • DV or Dependant Variable is the thing you measure
      • Confounding variables can affect your results
    • Methods
      • Field
        • semi- natural behaviour
        • can't pinpoint cause and affect
      • Lab
        • Total control
        • low ecological validity
      • Natural
        • no control
        • natural behaviour
    • Evaluation
      • reliability is the trust in a procesure
      • Validity is whether you measure what you claim to
  • Repeated Measures
    • Research Designs
      • Matched Pairs
        • Can assume 'twin' will produce the same results
        • hard to match pps
      • Research Methods
        • Variables
          • IV or Independent Variable is the thing you manipulate
          • DV or Dependant Variable is the thing you measure
          • Confounding variables can affect your results
        • Methods
          • Field
            • semi- natural behaviour
            • can't pinpoint cause and affect
          • Lab
            • Total control
            • low ecological validity
          • Natural
            • no control
            • natural behaviour
        • Evaluation
          • reliability is the trust in a procesure
          • Validity is whether you measure what you claim to
    • more results for less pps
    • demand characteristics
  • Independent Groups
    • Research Designs
      • Matched Pairs
        • Can assume 'twin' will produce the same results
        • hard to match pps
    • More pps for more results
    • no demand characteristics
  • Hypothesis
    • Directional predicts which condition will be better or worse
    • Non- Directional doesn't give a prediction

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