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Ethical Considerations

Informed Consent



Ability to Withdraw (person and data)


Protection from Harm

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Validity - Are they measuring what they think they're measuring?

Ecological Validity - Does the experiment represent what can happen in real life?

Cross-Cultural Validity - Does the experiment represent many cultures or is it ethnocentric?

Reliable - Repetition of tests, similar results infer validity, disimilar results infer invalidity or alternative cause

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Variables and Experimental Terminology

Independant Variable - Variable changed to measure causal relationship

Dependant Variable - The measured variable to establish results

Operationalisation - Being specific from 'loud music' to 'high music at 70 decibels' of experiment variables

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