themes in psychology

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  • Created on: 03-05-16 14:08
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  • themes
    • self reports
      • + data is rich in detail            -socially desirable responses
    • observations
      • +high ecological validity           -  difficult to replicate
    • case studies
      • + rare + unique behaviour can be observed       -cant generalise
    • ethics
      • +knowledge gained could be justifiable         _invades human rights
    • ecological valditiy
      • +less demand characteristics -maybe less reliable
    • qualitative & quantitative
      • qualitative       +stats allow comparison     -reductionsit
      • quantitative    +insightful        -interpretation problems
    • snapshot and longitudinal
      • snapshot  +quick way to collect data     _cant see changes behaviour
      • longitudinal    +developmentcan be tracked_ participation attribution


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