Laboratory experiment

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Laboratory experiment

Advantages

  • One variable manipulated
  • DV precisely measured
  • High level of control of extraneous variables
  • Can get a clear cause and effect
  • Highly scientific
  • Objective (little influence from experiment)
  • Easily replicated

Disadvantages

  • Control= artificial setting
  • Lacks ecological validaty
  • Lacks construct validaty
  • Effects of demand characteristics

Evaluation

Examples of this type of study:Loftus and Palmer (1974)Samuel and Bryant (1984)

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