- Created by: DonaJ2002
- Created on: 18-12-18 12:15
Laboratory (Lab) Experiment:
They are conducted in highly controlled environments. This isn't always in a lab as it could be in a classroom for example as long as the conditions are controlled.
- High controll of EVs= ensures that it was just the IV that affected the DV making the results have a high internal validity.
- High controlled conditions= replication is possible and ensures that new EVs aren't introduced when repeating an experiment. Replication is vital to check the results to see if it's valid.
- Lack generalisability the environment may be artificial and not like everyday life and lead participants to not behave naturally so, their behaviour cannot be generalised so, it has a low external validity.
- Participants usually know they're being tested in a lab experiment and this may lead to demand characteristics.
- Tasks participants have to do may not represent real life e.g. recalling a list of words to assess their memory so, it has low mudane realism.
Takes place in a natural, everyday environment and the IV is manipulated and effects of DV is recorded.
- High mudane realism as…