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Key Terms

  • Replicability: whether the study can be easily replicated or not. 
  • Ecological validity: the extent to which the experimental situation is like real life. 
  • Generalising: the extent to which you can generalise the findings from one setting to another.
  • Controlling variables: preventing extraneous variables from affecting the results. 
  • Demand characteristics: when participants change their behaviour in some way, intentionally. 
  • Direct intervention: the extent to which the experimenter gets involved in the experiment. 
  • Extraneous…


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