Experimental method


Experimental method


  • In psych research, aims are developed from theories, in psych these tend to be much more sophisticated and are based on many hours of research 
  • Aims are general statements that describe the purpose of an investigation 


  • A statement that is made at the start of the study and clearly states the relationship between variables as stated by the theory
  • Hypotheses can be directional or non-directional
  • In a directional hypothesis the researcher makes clear the sort of difference that is anticipated between two conditions/ two groups of people
  • A non-directional hypothesis simply states that there is a difference between conditions but the nature…


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