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Laboratory Quasi
What is it? What is it?
An experiment which is conducted under highly controlled conditions. An experiment where the independent variable is not manipulated by
The variable which is being manipulated by the researcher is called the experimenter but occurs naturally.
the independent variable…

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Field Correlation
What is it? What is it?
The application of a psychological research in the `real world' Statistical analysis used to quantify the strength of relationship
Participants are usually not aware that they are taking part in an between two variables
experiment
The IV is…

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Observation Interview
What is it? What is it?
Watching the behaviour of humans in a natural environment Face to face conversations that can be unstructured or structured ­
Researcher does not manipulate variables and does not interfere dependent on situation
Interviews are recorded for later in…

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Questionnaire
What is it?
The use of closed and open questions to gain insight into what a
person is thinking

Strengths
Many people can be tested quickly. Easy to generate quantitative
data and easy to analyse
Used to collect large amounts of data about what people…

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