Psychology Investigations

  • Created by: mitchellc
  • Created on: 12-05-14 11:52

Self report strenghts:

  • Information comes straight from participants and avoids bias involved with interpretations from researcher
  • closed questions easy to score and analyse
  • easy to replicate
  • collects large amount data quickly

Self report weaknesses:

  • closed questions may force people to give inaccurate responses
  • open questions hard to analyse
  • questions may be interpreted differently by different participants
  • may be affected by social desirability bias

Observation Strengths:

  • high ecological validity where participants are unaware of…


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