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1. Aims, Hypotheses and Variables

Aim ­ What you're setting out to research
Hypothesis ­ A precise and testable statement of the relationship between two variables
Dependent Variable ­ The thing we measure
Independent Variable ­ The thing that will be changed
Extraneous Variables ­ Something that might…

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- Observers may not be
trained
Questionnaires ­ A written set of + Less social desirability bias - Leading questions are a
questions that can be open, closed, + Practical ­ large amounts of problem
structured or structured data in a short time can be - PPs may…

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Volunteer Sampling ­ + Gives you access to a wide - The sample is bias because
Advertising and asking for variety of participants your participants are all going
volunteers to be eager
Random Sampling ­ Putting + More chance of getting a - It could still be biased…

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Median ­ Putting the scores in It's not misleading even with
ascending order and finding anomalous results
the middle number
Mode ­ The most common It's not misleading, even with It can be useless if there are
anomalous results several modes or no modes at
all

Measure of…

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Lack of Researchers won't record the real Sometimes situations can be so unique
Confidentialit names of the participants that the person is identifiable anyway
y
Lack of Do not observe anyone unless you have Not everyone agrees on what a public
Privacy consent or they're in a public…

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12. Correlation

A starting point of being able to show cause and effect between two variables like age and height

Positive Correlation ­ As one increases, so does the other
Negative Correlation ­ As one increases, the other decreases
No Correlation ­ No patterns seen

Correlation Co-Efficients are…

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