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A2 Psychology OCR G544

Research methods- Definitions

Experiments

Experimental method- There are three main types towards the method; Lab, Field and Quasi
experiments. Most commonly have an IV and DV
Lab experiments- Normally conducted in a lab, have high control over variables. Typically low
ecological validity (EV) as not realistic…

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Open question- a question which can't be answered with a simple yes/no. The participant has
to give a detailed response `what do you like about A2 Psychology' is an example of an open
question.
Closed question- short answer with little detail, normally yes/no answer `Do you like A2
Psychology Yes…

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