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Research Methods 

Confounding variables: a variable besides the IV which may have affected the DV

Extraneous variables: a variable besides the IV could affect the DV

Standardisation: the process of keeping variables the same

Demand Characteristics: features in an experiment which help participants work out the aim of the study 

Types of experiments 

  • Laboratory experiments

( + ) easy to control extraneous variables - establish cause and effect

( - ) controlled environment - behaviours change > lacks EV

  • Field experiments 

( + ) more EV - people are in RL settings so more likely to behave like normal

( - ) environmental factors eg how many people are around at the time

  • Quasi experiments 

( + ) ethical reasons


Samuel L Jackson


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please can you explain in more depth this is to simple 

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