does any1 do psychology.........

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need help urgently lol XDD

Posted: 12-11-12 17:16 by Waqar Khanny :)

yeah but i've only done the attachment and research methods topics

Posted: 12-11-12 17:32 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

rght ummm do u knw wat a pilot study is???

Posted: 12-11-12 17:35 by Waqar Khanny :)

Google it

Posted: 12-11-12 17:41 by sharaan

yeah theres a little bit about it here

http://getrevising.co.uk/revision-notes/catagory_analysis

basically a pilot study is a study done to test if the experiement you plan to do is valid and reliable, you would use it to see if the catagories you test are clear to understand both by you and your participants and if you have enough catagories to get a valid conclusion.

think of it as a practice experiment

Posted: 12-11-12 17:42 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

i dont understand half da shiyt dey hav on deyre buhh thnx annywayyz LOL

Posted: 12-11-12 17:43 by Waqar Khanny :)

Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch wrote:

yeah theres a little bit about it here

http://getrevising.co.uk/revision-notes/catagory_analysis

basically a pilot study is a study done to test if the experiement you plan to do is valid and reliable, you would use it to see if the catagories you test are clear to understand both by you and your participants and if you have enough catagories to get a valid conclusion.

think of it as a practice experiment

 thnx ^_^

ermmm 1 more thing....whats a null hypothesis?

Posted: 12-11-12 17:44 by Waqar Khanny :)

i think thats saying the independent variable won't effect the dependant variable, so for example, using a memory strategy won't effect the number of pictures remembered.

Posted: 12-11-12 17:47 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

rght thanx sooo much ^_^

have u started doing your own experiment yet???

Posted: 12-11-12 17:49 by Waqar Khanny :)

i've done it I'm doing the results analysing thing next lesson, mine was basically a questionnaire on linking gender with superstition levels

Posted: 12-11-12 17:51 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

cool im in da middle of myne buhh kinda lost now..... cud u help me out?? what do i put in da appendix thing?

Posted: 12-11-12 17:56 by Waqar Khanny :)

sorry, what do mean by the appendix?

Posted: 12-11-12 17:58 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

i dunno it sayz on my sheet dat i got frm my teacher some appendix ****.....i think itz lyk the umm wht my hypothesis is nd stuff...i dunno tbh XD

umm annywayyz lol :P

my experiments.. to do wiv showing 2 list of words to the participants nd getting them to recall as many words as they can. 1 list is without a distraction nd 1 is with a distraction. what would be my extraneous variables for this experiment?

Posted: 12-11-12 18:02 by Waqar Khanny :)

if you tell your participants about anything which might lead them to guess what the investigation is about, then you could have the demand characteristics extraneous variables. as you are repeating the list then the participants may be able to guess what to do next an therefore perform better the second time round, regaardless of the distractions.

also, the participant could effect the experiment, if you use people who have a different age, IQ, or gender then the results may vary, also, if you did the experiment at different times of day or in a different temperature it could effect the participants concentration levels, its harder to work in a freezing room for example.

Posted: 12-11-12 18:09 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

ok thnx but what wud i do to minimise theses affects...

Posted: 12-11-12 19:00 by Waqar Khanny :)

Just write it all your a fussy one think about it more you write more marks

Posted: 12-11-12 19:03 by sharaan

to minimise the demand characteristics by using a single blind design, which is when you don't tell your participants your hypothesis, to control the other things, try and keep your sample of participants in the same age group and gender, and do the experiment at the same time of day in the same conditions.

Posted: 12-11-12 19:14 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

thank u soooooo much thegirl..... sorry its tooo long LOL XDD buhh yeah thnx u helped a lot...buhh yeah if im eva stuk again i hope u don't mind me askin u ^_^

Posted: 12-11-12 19:20 by Waqar Khanny :)

not at all, its ok.

Posted: 12-11-12 19:37 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

thnx XDD

Posted: 12-11-12 19:38 by Waqar Khanny :)

hey... Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch....need help again :(

what are the advantages and disadvantages of using the laboratory experiment as my reaserch method??

Posted: 14-11-12 17:38 by Waqar Khanny :)

khanny wrote:

hey... Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch....need help again :(

what are the advantages and disadvantages of using the laboratory experiment as my reaserch method??

 have a look at this, it should help.

http://getrevising.co.uk/resources/types_of_investigation

Posted: 14-11-12 21:02 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

yeah thnx soooooo much again XD

1 more thing...hope u dnt mind.....but what would i put in the ethical issues of my investigation?

Posted: 14-11-12 21:07 by Waqar Khanny :)