What is an aim?
It says why you are conducting the study
What are the advantages of a quasi experiment
- Participants behave naturally
- Investigates the effects of independant variables
What is a dependant variable?
The things in the experiment affected by the independant variable
What is correlation?
A type of design, looking for things that go together
What are the disadvantages of field experiments?
- Low in internal validity (poor control)
What is a confounding variable?
Variables that are not controlled
What are the advantages of a lab experiment?
- they can be easily replicated
- they are more objective
What are the advantages of field experiments
- you can choose the participants
- can establish cause and effect relationships
What is a independant variable?
The thing in the experiment that the experimenter can directly change
What are the disadvantages of a natural experiment
- not easy to replicate
- time consuming
What are the disadvantages of quasi experiments
The independant variable is not directly manipulated
advantages of correlational analysis
- problems of interpretation are reduced when no association is found
What is a hypothesis?
it tells us what the experiment is designed to study
name a disadvantage of a lab experiment
- low in external validity (difficult to apply to real life)
What is a lab experiment?
an experiment conducted in a controlled artifical enviroment
What is a quasi experiment?
- not a full experiment
- lacks key features
What is a natural experiment?
Natural occuring event used for research purposes
Advantages of natural experiments
- easy to perform